Session1741
TitleBeyond the Medical Record: New Sources for the History of Medicine in the Middle Ages
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorLate Medieval Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
 
OrganiserHannes Kleineke, History of Parliament Trust, London
 
Moderator/ChairLinda S. Clark, History of Parliament Trust, London
 
Paper 1741-a Pleading 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-c Evidence 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
 
AbstractWhile 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.