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  • INTRODUCTION. Beyond Cadfael: Identifying and Defining Medical Medievalism —Lucy C. Barnhouse, Winston Black
  • SECTION I. DISEASE, MEDICINE, AND THE IMAGINED MEDIEVAL
  • CHAPTER 1. "Is It Lupus?" – The Wolf in a Disease, from Metaphor to Medicine — Luke Demaitre
  • CHAPTER 2. "Have you Come Here to Play Jesus?": The Use and the Misuse of Medieval Leprosy in Modern Media —Courtney A. Krolikoski
  • CHAPTER 3. The Fantasy of Medieval Medicine: Orientalizing Experiential and Textual Traditions in the Imagined Medieval Past —Robin S. Reich
  • CHAPTER 4. Drinking the Word of God: Modern Science and Reconfigurations of Islamic Healing in Contemporary Egypt —Ana Vinea
  • SECTION II. DOCTORS AT WORK IN MEDIEVAL WORLDS
  • CHAPTER 5. Early Medieval Surgery: Challenging Popular Stereotypes with Archaeological Evidence —Claire Burridge
  • CHAPTER 6. Avicenna, Prince of Physicians, and Modern Political Medievalism —Winston Black
  • CHAPTER 7. Mysteries and Medicines: Medieval Medical Practitioners in Crime Fiction —Lucy C. Barnhouse
  • SECTION III. WOMEN' MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN
  • CHAPTER 8. How to Treat a Woman's Cold and Porous Body: Mugwort Fumigation for Fertility in Medieval and Modern Folk Medicine of Western and Asian Cultures —Minji Lee
  • CHAPTER 9. For to Cause a Woman to Have Milk: Recipes to Promote Lactation for Medieval and Modern Women —Kristin Uscinski
  • CHAPTER 10. The Art of Giving Birth in Middle Period China —Wee Siang Margaret Ng
  • Bibliography
  • Index

About the Author

Lucy C. Barnhouse is an Assistant Professor at Arkansas State University, having previously held positions at the College of Wooster and Wartburg College. Her monograph, Hospitals in Communities of the Late Medieval Rhineland: Houses of God, Places for the Sick (2023), examines hospitals as religious institutions in late medieval cities. She has taught and published on medievalism, leprosy, and religious women, and is a founding member of the Footnoting History podcast.

Winston Black holds the Gatto Chair of Christian Studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada, where he pursues research on religion, medicine, and magic in the medieval world. He is the editor of Henry of Huntingdon's Anglicanus Ortus: A Verse Herbal of the Twelfth Century (2012) and Medicine and Healing in the Premodern West: A History in Documents (2019), and is the author of The Middle Ages: Facts and Fictions (2019), along with over a dozen essays and articles on medieval topics.

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