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H 174 x W 245 mm

208 pages

27 figures and 17 tables (colour throughout)

Published Dec 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803275772

Digital: 9781803275789

DOI 10.32028/9781803275772

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Recipe books; Experimental Archaeology; Cosmetics; Body Care; Medicine; Technical Knowledge

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The Search for Wellbeing and Health between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period

Edited by Javier López Rider

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This book compiles a series of works on cosmetics and health care, covering different geographical areas of Europe. The studies also focus on different cultures, with some chapters dedicated to the Hebrew sphere, others to the Muslim world, and a larger percentage dealing with Christian society.





Cosmética, salud y belleza en la medicina hebrea medieval – Meritxell Blasco Orellana


Obras maestras de la farmacología andalusí – Ana María Cabo-González


Galen’s impact: wound treatment in De compositione medicamentorum per genera and beyond – Manuela Marai


Trading beauty. Commerce and cosmetic recipes in medieval and early modern ages – Rafael María Girón Pascual and Javier López Rider


El negocio del bienestar: una cuenta de farmacia del siglo XVI – Efrén de la Peña Barroso


Serving the Eye, Serving the Soul: Religion and Healing in Georg Bartisch’s Ophthalmodouleia (1583) – Wenrui Zhao


Manducare irrationabiliter: pica o apetito irracional en los textos médicos latinos medievales – Victoria Recio Muñoz


Mantenersi in salute nell’Alto Medioevo: Il ruolo terapeutico dell’esercizio fisico nel Manuale medico di Paolo di Nicea – Irene Calà


Restaurar la salud: Recetas para enfermos y remedios en los libros de cocina mexicanos de los siglos XVIII y XIX – Susana Phelts Ramos


The Health of Body and Soul in the Monastic Tradition – Gabriele Archetti


Ricettari per la bellezza e per la cura femminile – Simona Gavinelli


Immagini, ricette e salute nei Tacuina sanitati – Francesca Stroppa


Dieta y alimentación desde el Medievo hasta la Modernidad: el caso del Castillo de Torreparedones (Baena, Córdoba) – Alejandro Beltrán Ruiz, José A. Riquelme Cantal and Juan Manuel Garrido Anguita

About the Author

Javier López Rider is Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Cordoba, Spain, member of the Meridies Research Group (HUM 128) and Director of Research Project 1381195-R. Recetarios, Experimentación y Ciencia. Los cuidados del cuerpo en la Edad Media y su aplicación en el siglo XXI, of the European Regional Development Fund and Ministry of Economy and Knowledge of the Andalusian Regional Government. He has published two books and over 30 articles and studied as a visiting scholar in Oxford, Rome, Newcastle and Florence.