Religion and Healing in the XIII Century: Some Considerations about Therapy and Holy Medical Observations in Iacopo da Varagine's Cronica Civitatis Ianuensis

Carlo Moggia

Abstract


The article is dedicated to recovery and holy therapy in Medieval society. In the XIII century Roman Church define the religious observations of physical and spiritual healing: the intervention of Saints and their holy miracles is very important for a perfect recovery. The article analyse the holy therapy through the study of the Cronica Civitatis Ianuensis read by the Dominican friar Iacopo da Varagine, at the end of the XIII century. This work represents one of the most important literary and hagiographic instrument to comprehend medical medieval imaginary.

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