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The Resource The royal touch in early modern England : politics, medicine and sin, Stephen Brogan, (electronic resource)

The royal touch in early modern England : politics, medicine and sin, Stephen Brogan, (electronic resource)

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The royal touch in early modern England : politics, medicine and sin
Title
The royal touch in early modern England
Title remainder
politics, medicine and sin
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Brogan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The royal touch was the religious healing ceremony at which the monarch stroked the sores on the face and necks of people who had scrofula in order to heal them in imitation of Christ. The rite was practised by all the Tudor and Stuart sovereigns apart from William III, reaching its zenith during the Restoration when some 100,000 people were touched by Charles II and James II.<BR> This ground-breaking book, the first devoted to the royal touch for almost a century, integrates political, religious, medical and intellectual history. The custom is analysed from above and below: the royal touch projected monarchical authority, but at the same time the great demand for it created numerous problems for those organising the ceremony. The healing rite is situated in the context of a number ofearly modern debates, including the cessation of miracles and the nature of the body politic. The book also assesses contemporary attitudes towards the royal touch, from belief through ambivalence toscepticism. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources including images, coins, medals, and playing cards, as well as manuscripts and printed texts, it provides an important new perspective on the evolving relationship between politics, medicine and sin in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England.--
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Brogan, Stephen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series,
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Kings and rulers
  • Royal touch
  • Scrofula
  • Healing
  • Healing
  • Queens
  • England
Label
The royal touch in early modern England : politics, medicine and sin, Stephen Brogan, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782045106/type/BOOK
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins and medieval history of the royal touch, 1000-1485 -- The Tudors : revival and reform of royal therapeutics, 1485-1603 -- The royal touch and the Stuart monarchy, 1603-1688 -- The ritual process of the royal touch, 1660-1688 -- The Restoration debate : the rise of ambivalence and scepticism, 1660-1688 -- The royal touch and the early English Enlightenment, 1689-1750
Control code
CR9781782045106
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782045106
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The royal touch in early modern England : politics, medicine and sin, Stephen Brogan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782045106/type/BOOK
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
Contents
The origins and medieval history of the royal touch, 1000-1485 -- The Tudors : revival and reform of royal therapeutics, 1485-1603 -- The royal touch and the Stuart monarchy, 1603-1688 -- The ritual process of the royal touch, 1660-1688 -- The Restoration debate : the rise of ambivalence and scepticism, 1660-1688 -- The royal touch and the early English Enlightenment, 1689-1750
Control code
CR9781782045106
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782045106
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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