The treatment of disabled persons in medieval Europe: examining disability in the historical, legal, literary, medical, and religious discourses of the Middle Ages / edited by Wendy J. Turner and Tory Vandeventer Pearman ; with a foreword by Kevin Corrigan.

Kevin Corrigan, Tory Vandeventer Pearman, Wendy J. Turner

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Foreword / Kevin Corrigan -- Preface : Abilities and disabilities / Wendy J. Turner -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction / Tory Vandeventer Pearman -- What's in a name? Considering the onomastics of disability in the Middle Ages / Irina Metzler -- Angry wives of madmen : the economic constraints of families under royal guardianship in England / Wendy J. Turner -- Byzantine households and the sacred disease : caring for epileptics / Margaret Trenchard-Smith -- "Sumir kallaŏr þat meinsemd" : going berserk in the shadow of state centralization in Old Norse society / Jessica L. Mou -- Representing the Middle Ages : the insanity defense in medieval England / Sara M. Butler -- Hagiographical interpretations of disability in the twelfth-century Miracula of St. Frideswide of Oxford / Louise Elizabeth Wilson -- Cancer, leprosy, and blood : conflicting pieties in the Old English Avenging of the Savior / Christina M. Heckman -- Disease or Disability : the conceptual relationship in medieval and early modern England / John M. Theilmann -- Morality and monstrous disability in Topographia Hibernica / Derek Newman-Stille -- The werewolf's closet : clothing as prothesis in Marie de France's Bisclavret / Gillian Nelson Bauer -- Disruptive dames : disability and the loathly lady in the Tale of Florent, the Wife of Bath's tale, and the Weddynge of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle / Tory Vandeventer Pearman -- Alisoun's aging, hearing-impaired female body : gazing at the wife of Bath in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales / Mikee Delony -- Afterword / Edward Wheatley -- Appendix : Names / Irina Metzler.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • People with disabilities -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
  • Sociology of disability -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
  • Europe -- History -- 476-1492
  • Europe -- Social conditions -- To 1492

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