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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 326: Wounds, II: Judicial, Religious, and Surgical Sources

Monday 13 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Karine van 't Land, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen / Bartholomeus Society
Moderator/Chair:Catrien Santing, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Paper 326-aWounds and their Healing Occurring in Medieval Accounts of Saints' Lives
(Language: English)
Anne Kirkham, Department of Art History & Visual Studies, University of Manchester
Index terms: Art History - General, Hagiography, Medicine, Religious Life
Paper 326-bCategorising Wounds in the Old Frisian Compensation Tariffs
(Language: English)
Han Nijdam, Fryske Akademy, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Index terms: Anthropology, Language and Literature - Other, Law, Mentalities

Physically speaking, the Middle Ages were a rough period. People must have suffered from wounds more often than we do today. For example, wounds could be caused by fights at war or in the own neighbourhood, or again by heavy labour in a time without Factories Act. In this session, the subject of wounds will be discussed as they appeared in legal, surgical, and religious medieval sources.