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Anglo-Saxon England was a society governed by the competing discourses of illness, spirituality, power, and community. The concepts of demon possession and exorcism, introduced by Christian missionaries, provided a potential outlet for expressing the psychological, biological, and sociopolitical dysfunctions of a society that was at the center of multiple conflicting cultural dimensions.

Demon Possession in Anglo-Saxon England is a reexamination of the available sources describing the possessed and a study of the currently recognized medical and psychiatric conditions that may be relevant to and resemble medieval possession.

Publication Date

1-22-2015

Publisher

Medieval Institute Publications

City

Kalamazoo

ISBN

9781580441698

Keywords

Anglo-Saxon England, Psychiatric Disorders in History

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Medieval History | Medieval Studies

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Dendle, Peter. Demon Possession in Anglo-Saxon England. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2015.

Demon Possession in Anglo-Saxon England

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