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1. The Role of Monasteries
About this Lecture
In this module, we look at how medical knowledge was maintained and developed in the monasteries of Medieval Europe. We start by looking at the connection between the medieval world and the ancient one. It was from the ancient world that medieval europeans had an understanding of medicine. In particular, the monasteries across Europe maintained ancient texts and also developed practical skills to deal with illness and disease.
In this course, Professor Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University) examines the medicine of medieval Europe. We start by looking at what medical knowledge was available during the middle ages. We then look at where this knowledge came from and who had access to it. We then turn to look at how the household was a centre for medical practice in the Middle Ages. Finally we examine how medicine professionalised during the Middle Ages.
Miri Rubin is a professor of medieval and early modern history at Queen Mary University. Her research focuses on the exploration of themes in the religious culture of Europe.
Cite this Lecture
Rubin, M. (2021, September 29). Medicine Through Time – Medieval Medicine, c. 500-1500 - The Role of Monasteries [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-medieval-medicine/the-role-of-monasteries
Rubin, M. "Medicine Through Time – Medieval Medicine, c. 500-1500 – The Role of Monasteries." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 29 Sep 2021, https://massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-medieval-medicine/the-role-of-monasteries