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I människan själv, eller utanför?: Föreställningar om pestens orsaker i lärda skrifter och folktro
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies. (UGPS)
2015 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 24, no 1, 11-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article examines how the causes of Black death were conceived and discussed in two distinct contexts; learned sources from late medieval England and oral Swedish legends that were collected and recorded many centuries aftr the outbreak. While focused on discussions of a particular disease - plague or what is known as the bacterium yersinia pestis - the geographical, chronological and material range enables a greater perspective upon the continuities and transitions of how theories of causality are framed.

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Umeå: Föreningen Kulturella Perspektiv vid Umeå universitet , 2015. Vol. 24, no 1, 11-19 p.
Keyword [sv]
Black Death, plague, aetiology, medieval medicine and culture, Swedish folklore, popular culture
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Medical Humanities
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100098OAI: diva2:790145
Available from: 2015-02-23 Created: 2015-02-23 Last updated: 2016-03-15Bibliographically approved

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