Details zu 10.14361/9783839445358-014

Judith Mengler
Courageous surgeons, enduring patients The performance of masculinity in medieval military medicine (14th-15th century)
DOI: 10.14361/9783839445358-014
Judith Mengler addresses the relation between medieval military surgery and the contemporary ideal of masculinity. By analysing the treatises of surgeons of the 14th and 15th century, she shows how pain, suffering, and miserable conditions due to war could impair the per-formance of masculinity and how surgeons tried to deal with this multi-causal, physical and mental, challenge.