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Medicine Through Time – Medieval Medicine, c. 500-1500

3. The Role of Religion

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Lecture

In this module, we take a closer look at how religion intersected with medicine. Jesus Christ was often depicted as a great healer and so devotion to Christ to many offered a cure to illness and disease. This resulted in the growth of cults, the worship of religious relics and the spread of the practice of pilgrimage.

Course

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.

Lecturer

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.

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Rubin, M. (2021, September 29). Medicine Through Time – Medieval Medicine, c. 500-1500 - The Role of Religion [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-medieval-medicine/the-role-of-religion

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Rubin, Miri. "Medicine Through Time – Medieval Medicine, c. 500-1500 – The Role of Religion." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 29 Sep 2021, https://massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-medieval-medicine/the-role-of-religion

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