Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe

Edited by Marijke Gijswit-Hofstra, Hilary Marland, Hans de Waardt

© 2004 – Routledge

288 pages

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Hardback: 9780415135818
pub: 1997-07-10

About the Book

Despite the recent upsurge in interest in alternative medicine and unorthodox healers, Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe is 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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General