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The Votive Offerings of Saint Fosca and Health
; Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science, The Division for the History of Medical Sciences, zagreb, Croatia
The paper deals with the votive offerings brought by Istrians to the church of St. Fosca near the village of Batvači (Vodnjan). They were brought in connection to certain diseases or as a gratitude for recovery. Certain parts of clothes and implement used in everyday work, or implement which caused injury, were given as the votive offerings. Such parts of clothing represented particular parts of body and its illnesses.
votive oferings; Saint Fosca; Batvač; Istria; helth
Hrčak ID: 48537
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