Medicine for the Soul: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of an English Medieval Hospital: St Giles’s, Norwich, C. 1249-1550 (Carole Rawcliffe) soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Tables; Appendices ;
From the cover: The medieval English hospital held a mirror to society, reflecting its preoccupations and anxieties, not only about charity and health in this world, but salvation in the next. Hundreds of hospitals for the sick poor were founded in England before the dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s, and pious benefactors made massive investments in them. Yet their changing functions at both a practical and a spiritual level have often been misunderstood, and historians have only recently begun to appreciate their relevance as a wider topic of study.
Thanks to the survival of a unique combination of documentary and architectural evidence,…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 334 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7″.
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