Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe by Marijke Gijswit-hofstraIllness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe by Marijke Gijswit-hofstra

Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe

EditorMarijke Gijswit-hofstra, Hilary Marland, Hans De Waardt

Hardcover | August 13, 1997

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Despite the recent upsurge in interest in alternative medicine and unorthodox healers,Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europeis the first book to focus closely on the relationship between belief, culture, and healing in the past. In essays on France, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and England, from the sixteenth century to the present day, the authors draw on a broad range of material, from studies of demonologists and reports of asylum doctors, to church archives and oral evidence.
Title:Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1 inPublished:August 13, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415135818

ISBN - 13:9780415135818

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"Reveals a richer and more nuanced understanding of illness and healing that existed outside of the narrower medical world - a valuable perspective for all who would like to understand the nature of our contemporary "alternative" healing."
-Bulletin of the History of Medicine