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Author McCann, Daniel.
Title Soul-Health : Therapeutic Reading in Later Medieval England.
Imprint Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2018.

Author McCann, Daniel.
Series Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages
Religion & culture in the Middle Ages.
Subject Reading -- Health aspects.
Spiritual healing.
Health -- Religious aspects.
Description 1 online resource (212 pages).
Note Print version record.
Contents Front Cover; Half-Title; Series Editors; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Note on Editions and Translations; Introduction: Cura Animarum; 1. Apprehensive Medicine; 2. Lyrical Treatment; 3. Compassionate Healing; 4. Longing for Health; 5. Dangerous Reading; Conclusion: Sowle-hele; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index; Backcover.
Summary This is a book about reading and healing. It shows how literature that makes us feel sad, horrified, or fearful was understood to bring about health of the soul in the Middle Ages. Over five chapters, it considers a specific set of negative emotions and demosntrates precisely how words can evoke strong feelings.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781786833327
OCLC # 1066197648
Additional Format Print version: McCann, Daniel. Soul-Health : Therapeutic Reading in Later Medieval England. Cardiff : University of Wales Press, ©2018