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Heaven and Health: Middle English devotion to Christ in its therapeutic contexts

Abstract:

Around 1580 in Valencia an illiterate female healer, or metgessa, attracted the attention of the Inquisition as part of their ongoing case against the demonically assisted doctor Jerónimo Pachet. While not in communion with the Devil, this metgessa was nevertheless scrutinized for a certain form of therapy she ofered. As the inquisitorial records make clear, she was practising a specifc treatment common at the time to both Christians and Moors, whereby a mirror was used to project a text onto...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1484/M.MCS-EB.5.103044

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
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McCann, DB
Publisher:
Brepols Publishers Publisher's website
Volume:
31
Pages:
335-362
Series:
MEDIEVAL CHURCH STUDIES
Host title:
Devotional Culture in Late Medieval England and Europe Diverse Imaginations of Christ's Life
Publication date:
2015-02-20
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uuid:bab0a61a-7178-4716-8b34-70d7c41a91d9
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605644
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pubs:605644
ISBN:
978-2-503-55002-2
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