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Battle-scarredMortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars$
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David Appleby and Andrew Hopper

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526124807

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526124807.001.0001

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‘The deep staines these Wars will leave behind’: psychological wounds and curative methods in the English Civil Wars

‘The deep staines these Wars will leave behind’: psychological wounds and curative methods in the English Civil Wars

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(p.156) Chapter 8 ‘The deep staines these Wars will leave behind’: psychological wounds and curative methods in the English Civil Wars
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Battle-scarred
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Erin Peters

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526124807.003.0009

This chapter examines the public narration, in print, of forms of psychological disability brought on by the lingering effects of combat trauma and memories of fear among soldiers and civilians during and after the English Civil Wars. It demonstrates that a popular understanding of the disfiguring and disabling nature of psychological damage developed and discusses the curative methods by which people attempted to treat invisible wounds. Finally, this chapter argues that contemporary responses to the disabling nature of psychological trauma demonstrate a cognisance of the therapeutic value of attempting to construct trauma narratives.

Keywords:   combat trauma, fear, psychological disability, narration therapy

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