Wounds in the Middle Ages

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  • External authors:
  • Anne Kirkham
  • Jon Clasper
  • Louise Elizabeth Wilson
  • Karine Van't Land
  • M.K.K. Yearl
  • Hannah Priest
  • Jenny Benham
  • Ian Naylor
  • Maria Patijn
  • Lila Yawn


Wounds were a potent signifier reaching across all aspects of life in Europe in the middle ages, and their representations, perception and treatment is the focus of this volume. Following a survey of the history of medical wound treatment in the middle ages, paired chapters explore key themes situating wounds within the contexts of religious belief, writing on medicine, status and identity, and surgical practice. The final chapter reviews the history of medieval wounding through the modern imagination.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFarnham
PublisherAshgate Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781409465960
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameThe History of Medicine in Context