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Author Walker, Timothy Dale, 1963-

Title Doctors, folk medicine and the Inquisition : the repression of magical healing in Portugal during the Enlightenment / by Timothy D. Walker.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 433 pages) : 1 map, illustrations.
Series The medieval and early modern Iberian world, 1569-1934 ; v. 23
Medieval and early modern Iberian world ; v. 23.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-420) and index.
Contents pt. I. Social, political and institutional context -- Ch. 1. Introduction and overview -- Ch. 2. The role of the curandeiro and saludador in early modern Portuguese society -- Ch. 3. Englightenment influences : the movement toward medical reform in eighteenth-century Portugal -- Ch. 4. Monarch and inquisitor general : two personalities who shaped the holy office campaign against popular healers -- Ch. 5. Interconnections : the influence of licensed physicians and surgeons in the inquisition and at court during the reign of Dom Joao V -- part II. The repression of magical healing -- Ch. 6. A deliberate policy of oppression : Portuguese inquisition trials against popular healers for magical crimes, circa 1690-1780 -- Ch. 7. Case studies : prosecutions of curandeiros and saludadores in seventeenth- and eighteenth- century Portugal -- Ch. 8. Punishing magical criminals : mild customs (Brandos Costumes) and social control -- Ch. 9. Demographics and geographic mobility of popular healers prosecuted by the Portuguese inquisition, 1682-1802 -- Ch. 10. Conclusions.
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Summary "Inquisition trials for sorcery and witchcraft in Portugal reached a late crescendo (1715 to 1755). This study of those events focuses on the Inquisition's role in prosecuting and discrediting popular healers (called saludadores or curandeiros), who were charged with practicing magical crimes. Significantly, these trials coincide with the entrance of university-trained physicians and surgeons into the paid ranks of the Portuguese Inquisition in unprecedented numbers. State-licensed medical practitioners, motivated by professional competition combined with a desire to promote rationalized 'scientific' medicine, used their positions within the Holy Office to initiate trials against purveyors of superstitious folk remedies. The repression of folk healing reveals a conflict between learned medical culture and popular healing culture in Enlightenment-era Portugal. In this rare instance, the Inquisition functioned as an instrument of progressive social change."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Incorporated All Rights Reserved.
Subject Inquisition -- Portugal -- History -- 18th century.
Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric -- Portugal -- History -- 18th century.
Witchcraft -- Portugal -- History -- 18th century.
Enlightenment -- Portugal.
Magic -- history.
Witchcraft -- history.
History, 18th Century.
Medicine, Traditional -- history.
Physicians -- history.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- General.
Enlightenment. (OCoLC)fst00912527
Inquisition. (OCoLC)fst00973796
Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric. (OCoLC)fst01015272
Witchcraft. (OCoLC)fst01176327
Portugal. (OCoLC)fst01208476
Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
Chronological Term 1700 - 1799
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Walker, Timothy Dale, 1963- Doctors, folk medicine and the Inquisition. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005 (DLC) 2004062922
Standard No. 9786610867998
ISBN 9781429452960 (electronic bk.)
142945296X (electronic bk.)
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