In 1256, the countess of Provence, Beatrice of Savoy, enlisted her personal physician to create a health handbook to share with her daughters. Written in French and known as the Régime du corps, this health guide would become popular and influential, with nearly seventy surviving copies made over the next two hundred years and translations inContinue reading “New Publication, ‘Visualising Household Health: Medieval Women, Art and Knowledge in the Régime du corps’ by Jennifer Borland”
Four illustrated Tacuinum sanitatis (Tables of Health) manuscripts commissioned in the late fourteenth century by Giangaleazzo Visconti, Count of Milan and Pavia, pioneered a genre of books based on empirical experience. The manuscripts assimilated the eleventh-century Arabic medical and dietary knowledge of the tract Taqwīm al-ṣiḥḥa (Restoration of Health), itself a ground-breaking work, combining this with new formats andContinue reading “Online Lecture: The Tacuina Sanitatis of Giangaleazzo Visconti – encounters between visual experience, courtly culture, and medicine, Dominic Olariu, Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, 25th May, 4.45pm for 5pm (BST)”
Join Dr Jack Hartnell (University of East Anglia) for ‘Wound Man: Three Early Modern Afterlives of a Medieval Surgical Image’.
Conference: Medieval Medicine, London Medieval Society Colloquium Date & Location: Saturday 5th May 2018, 11 Bedford Square, London WC1 3RA Join us to explore medieval medicine at this one day colloquium with papers ranging from medical expertise and remedies in England and Normandy and the dissemination of Arabic and Persian medical works in Byzantium to the mapping theContinue reading “Conference: Medieval Medicine, London Medieval Society Colloquium, Saturday 5th May 2018”