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Looking for Burn Victims or Survivors in Medieval Europe

Patricia Skinner Orcid Logo

Trauma in Medieval Society, Pages: 93 - 104

Swansea University Author: Patricia Skinner Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.1163/9789004363786_006

Abstract

This chapter explores the neglected area of burns injuries in medieval Europe, considering contexts, sources and evidence of cures. It suggests that burns were so ubiquitous in medieval life that only deaths by fire/scalding or exceptional cases were recorded.

Published in: Trauma in Medieval Society
ISBN: 9789004363786
Published: Leiden Brill 2018
Online Access: https://brill.com/view/book/edcoll/9789004363786/B9789004363786_006.xml
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa43537
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Abstract: This chapter explores the neglected area of burns injuries in medieval Europe, considering contexts, sources and evidence of cures. It suggests that burns were so ubiquitous in medieval life that only deaths by fire/scalding or exceptional cases were recorded.
Keywords: medieval; burns; trauma; scalding; medicine
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Start Page: 93
End Page: 104