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Title Forensic medicine and death investigation in medieval England / Sara M. Butler.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (328 pages).
Series Routledge research in medieval studies ; 7
Routledge research in medieval studies ; 7.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 31, 2014).
Subject Medical jurisprudence -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Coroners -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Great Britain -- History -- Medieval period, 1066-1485.
Great Britain.
Forensic Medicine -- history -- England.
Coroners and Medical Examiners -- history -- England.
History, Medieval -- England.
To 1500
Genre History.
Electronic book.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Table of Royal Statutes; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Coroners; 2 The Jurors; 3 The Process of Investigation; 4 The Medical Dimension of a Coroner's Inquest; 5 Health and Healthcare in the Coroners' Rolls; Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Summary "England has traditionally been understood as a latecomer to the use of forensic medicine in death investigation, lagging nearly two-hundred years behind other European authorities. Using the coroner's inquest as a lens, this book hopes to offer a fresh perspective on the process of death investigation in medieval England. The central premise of this book is that medical practitioners did participate in death investigation although not in every inquest, or even most, and not necessarily in those investigations where we today would deem their advice most pertinent. The medieval relationship with death and disease, in particular, shaped coroners' and their jurors' understanding of the inquest's medical needs and led them to conclusions that can only be understood in context of the medieval world's holistic approach to health and medicine. Moreover, while the English resisted Southern Europe's penchant for autopsies, at times their findings reveal a solid understanding of internal medicine. By studying cause of death in the coroners' reports, this study sheds new light on subjects such as abortion by assault, bubonic plague, cruentation, epilepsy, insanity, senescence, and unnatural death"--Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Butler, Sara M. Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014 9781138809819