Author: a cura di Francesca Vaglienti e Cristina Cattaneo, con la collaborazione di Roberto Mazzagatti
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|argument:||History of Milan - Paleoanthropology - Ospedale Maggiore (Ca 'Granda)|
|series:||Studi di Storia del cristianesimo e delle chiese cristiane|
Documentary sources and material sources for a new Scientific Humanism.
The Ospedale Maggiore of Milan, called by the Milanese "Ca 'Granda", was founded in the second half of the 400 by Duke Francesco Sforza, to consolidate several small places of existing care. At its center was located the Chapel of the Annunciation, whose crypt, as enlarged as needed, was used as a burial place for those who died at the hospital from 1473 until 1695, the year in which the burials were forbidden Intramural.
The book reports the first scientific results of the project to develop the burial ground, approached as extraordinary biological archive that offers a unique possibility to study demographic, nutritional, toxicological population of the Duchy of Milan in the late Middle Ages and early Modern Age. It becomes possible to find out which were the most common diseases, the most common causes of death and the living conditions of the Milanese between the end of the fifteenth century and the beginning of the eighteenth century.
An exciting job which involved specialists in different fields (medicine, archeology, history, sociology ...), a pioneering study on a journey from broad perspectives and no less potential.