IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 320: The Pleasures and Pains of Sickness in England and France in the 11th and 12th Centuries

Monday 1 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Organiser:Lindy Grant, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Lindy Grant, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 320-aFulbert of Chartres on His Sickbed: Cured by the Milk of the Virgin
(Language: English)
Julia Watson, British Archaeological Association / Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 320-bCrossing the Channel for a Pleasing Cure
(Language: English)
Ruth Salter, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Hagiography, Medicine
Paper 320-cLeprosy and the Counts of Vermandois
(Language: English)
Charlotte Pickard, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Religious Life
Abstract

Sickness may bring pain and misery, but also intense pleasure when the pains of sickness are stilled. Some sufferers are known to take pleasure in illness itself. This session will explore these themes with three case studies all concerning French sufferers of illness in the 11th and 12th centuries.