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Author Bloch, Marc, 1886-1944.

Title The royal touch : sacred monarchy and scrofula in England and France. / Translated by J. E. Anderson
Published London : Routledge E K. Paul ; Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1973


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 MELB  616.99546 B651R  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 441 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, facsimile ; 25 cm
Contents Pt. 1. The origins. The beginnings of the touch for scrofula -- The origins of the royal healing power : the sacred aspects of royalty in the early centuries of the Middle Ages -- Pt. 2. The grandeur and vicissitudes of the royal healers. Touching for scrofula and its popularity up to the end of the fifteenth century -- The second miracle of the English royalty : cramp rings -- The sacred and miraculous aspects of royalty from the beginning of the touch for scrofula up to the Renaissance -- Some confused beliefs : St-Marcoul, the kings of France and the seventh sons -- The royal miracle during the Wars of Religion and the absolute monarchy -- The decline and death of the royal touch -- Pt. 3. A critical interpretation of the royal miracle. A critical interpretation of the royal miracle
Analysis Medicine Scrofula Therapy Role of kings England and France, c.1100-1825
Notes Translation of Les rois thaumaturges
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 427-436
Subject Royal touch.
Mental Healing -- history.
Tuberculosis, Lymph Node.
Author Anderson, John Edward.
LC no. 72091245
ISBN 0710073550
0773500715 (McGill-Queen's University Press)
Other Titles Rois thaumaturges. English