Leisure, Pleasure and Healing (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism)

This book deals with leisure, pleasure and healing at the spas in the eastern Mediterranean basin since the biblical era throughout the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and early Muslim periods focusing on daily life, healing cults, medical recommendations and treatments at the curative spas.

Amazon Sales Rank: #1013392 in Books Published on: 2007-06-30 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Hardcover 526 pages

Review All those interested in the history of Late Antiquity, archaeology, geology, history of medicine, spa culture, classical studies, history of religions, Holy Land studies, Jewish history, Rabbinic literature as well as Aramaic and Greek epigraphy and numismatics. About the Author Est?e Dvorjetski, Ph.D. (1992) in Jewish History, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is Professor at the Department of History, Oxford Brookes University and also teaches at the Department of Archaeology, Haifa University, Israel. She has published more than 60 articles and chapters in books on daily life, spas, ecology, history of medicine, leisure culture, numismatics and art during the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and early Moslem periods. She is currently engaged with her next book, entitled Public Health in the Holy Land: A Perspective from Antiquity.

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