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Health and Healing in Early Modern Europe

Course #: HIST 314

This course explores the ways illness intersected with everyday life in Europe spanning the years 1500-1800. Topics include experiences of childbirth, popular medical texts, witchcraft and magic, plague, religious approaches to healing, and ordinary people's understanding of their bodies. A significant amount of class time will be spent discussing and analyzing primary sources, including diaries, recipes, anatomical texts, casebooks, and literature.

Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite: ENGL 102

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