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The Resource The Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages : A Source of Certainty, (electronic resource)

The Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages : A Source of Certainty, (electronic resource)

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The Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages : A Source of Certainty
Title
The Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages
Title remainder
A Source of Certainty
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Odors, including those of incense, spices, cooking, and refuse, were both ubiquitous and meaningful in central and late medieval Western Europe. The significance of the sense of smell is evident in scholastic Latin texts, most of which are untranslated and unedited by modern scholars. Between the late eleventh and thirteenth century, medieval scholars developed a logical theory of the workings of the sense of smell based on Greek and Arabic learning. In the thirteenth through fifteenth century, medical authors detailed practical applications of smell theory and these were communicated to individuals and governing authorities by the medical profession in the interests of personal and public health. At the same time, religious authors read philosophical and medical texts and gave their information religious meaning. This reinterpretation of scholastic philosophy and medicine led to the development of what can be termed a medically aware theology of smell that was communicated to popular audiences alongside traditional olfactory theory in sermons. Its impact on popular thought is reflected in late medieval mystical texts. While the senses have received increasing scholarly attention in recent decades, this volume presents the first detailed research into the sense of smell in the later European Middle Ages.--
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Robinson, Katelynn,
Dewey number
612.86
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Studies in Medieval History and Culture
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  • Smell
  • Odors
Target audience
adult
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The Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages : A Source of Certainty, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
9780429444722
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429815928
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1119391445
Label
The Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages : A Source of Certainty, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429444722
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780429444722
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429815928
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1119391445

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