IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1741: Beyond the Medical Record: New Sources for the History of Medicine in the Middle Ages

Thursday 6 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Late Medieval Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Organiser:Hannes Kleineke, History of Parliament Trust, London
Moderator/Chair:Linda S. Clark, History of Parliament Trust, London
Paper 1741-aPleading the Belly: Proving Pregnancy in the Courtroom in Medieval England
(Language: English)
Zosia Edwards, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Law, Medicine, Women's Studies
Paper 1741-b'To be shut out': Early Tudor Plague Quarantine Measures at Windsor Castle
(Language: English)
Euan Roger, The National Archives, Kew
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Medicine, Religious Life
Paper 1741-cEvidence from the Streets: The Records of Late Medieval English Leet Courts as a Source for Medical Historians
(Language: English)
Carole Rawcliffe, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Law, Medicine, Social History

While manuscripts of specifically medical character continue to attract much scholarly attention, students of medieval medicine are increasingly also exploring other types of evidence. This panel brings together three papers which discuss the uses to which different types of legal and administrative records can be put in the study of disease, diagnosis, health, and healing in the medieval period.