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[Aspects of fatigue in medieval anthropology].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue de synthèse / Centre international de synthèse
Publication Date
Volume
129
Issue
4
Pages
529–547
Identifiers
PMID: 19391383
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Psychosomatic sympton of the sinful human soul, progress of natural and progressive wear of the psychic or corporeal machinery, exclusive property of the world of bodies or place of the obligatory link between the intellect and the body, fatigue crosses the philosophical and theological medieval literature. The various treatments of fatigue can, in their turn, serve as symptoms to differentiate the medieval anthropologies. This article presents four of their figures: the anthropology of danger elaborated by Augustin, Greek and Arabe medical diagnosis which is passed on the XIth century, and the readings of Aristotle's psychology by Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas in the XIIIth century.

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