Disability in the Middle Ages

Disability in the Middle Ages

This volume brings together dynamic scholars working on the subject in medieval literature and history, who use the latest approaches from the field to address this central question.

Author: Joshua R. Eyler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317150183

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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What do we mean when we talk about disability in the Middle Ages? This volume brings together dynamic scholars working on the subject in medieval literature and history, who use the latest approaches from the field to address this central question. Contributors discuss such standard medieval texts as the Arthurian Legend, The Canterbury Tales and Old Norse Sagas, providing an accessible entry point to the field of medieval disability studies to medievalists. The essays explore a wide variety of disabilities, including the more traditionally accepted classifications of blindness and deafness, as well as perceived disabilities such as madness, pregnancy and age. Adopting a ground-breaking new approach to the study of disability in the medieval period, this provocative book will interest medievalists and scholars of disability throughout history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Disability in Medieval Europe

Disability in Medieval Europe

This impressive volume presents a thorough examination of all aspects of physical impairment and disability in medieval Europe.

Author: Irina Metzler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134217397

Category: History

Page: 368

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This impressive volume presents a thorough examination of all aspects of physical impairment and disability in medieval Europe. Examining a popular era that is of great interest to many historians and researchers, Irene Metzler presents a theoretical framework of disability and explores key areas such as: medieval theoretical concepts theology and natural philosophy notions of the physical body medical theory and practice. Bringing into play the modern day implications of medieval thought on the issue, this is a fascinating and informative addition to the research studies of medieval history, history of medicine and disability studies scholars the English-speaking world over.
Categories: History

A Cultural History of Disability in the Middle Ages

A Cultural History of Disability in the Middle Ages

An essential resource for researchers, scholars, and students of history, literature, visual art, cultural studies, and education, A Cultural History of Disability in the Middle Ages explores themes and topics such as atypical bodies; ...

Author: Joshua Eyler

Publisher:

ISBN: 1350028746

Category: Disabilities

Page: 288

View: 212

Categories: Disabilities

A Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages

A Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages

This book covers the social history of disability in the Middle Ages. By exploring cultural discourses of medieval disability, the volume opens up the subject of disability history prior to the modern period.

Author: Irina Metzler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415822596

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 234

This book covers the social history of disability in the Middle Ages. By exploring cultural discourses of medieval disability, the volume opens up the subject of disability history prior to the modern period. The wealth, variety and significance of sources inform how law, work, age and charity affected medieval disability.
Categories: History

Medieval Disability Sourcebook

Medieval Disability Sourcebook

This interdisciplinary volume on medieval Europe combines historical records, medical texts, and religious accounts of saints' lives and miracles, as well as poetry, prose, drama, and manuscript images to demonstrate the varied and ...

Author: Cameron Hunt McNabb

Publisher: punctum books

ISBN: 9781950192731

Category: History

Page: 501

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The field of disability studies significantly contributes to contemporary discussions of the marginalization of and social justice for individuals with disabilities. However, what of disability in the past? The Medieval Disability Sourcebook: Western Europe explores what medieval texts have to say about disability, both in their own time and for the present. This interdisciplinary volume on medieval Europe combines historical records, medical texts, and religious accounts of saints' lives and miracles, as well as poetry, prose, drama, and manuscript images to demonstrate the varied and complicated attitudes medieval societies had about disability. Far from recording any monolithic understanding of disability in the Middle Ages, these contributions present a striking range of voices-to, from, and about those with disabilities-and such diversity only confirms how disability permeated (and permeates) every aspect of life. The Medieval Disability Sourcebook is designed for use inside the undergraduate or graduate classroom or by scholars interested in learning more about medieval Europe as it intersects with the field of disability studies. Most texts are presented in modern English, though some are preserved in Middle English and many are given in side-by-side translations for greater study. Each entry is prefaced with an academic introduction to disability within the text as well as a bibliography for further study. This sourcebook is the first in a proposed series focusing on disability in a wide range of premodern cultures, histories, and geographies.
Categories: History

The Treatment of Disabled Persons in Medieval Europe

The Treatment of Disabled Persons in Medieval Europe

Treatment of Disabled Persons in Medieval Europe : Examining Disability in the Historical, Legal, Literary, Medical, and Religious Discourses of the Middle Ages

Author: Wendy Jo Turner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0773414436

Category: Europa

Page: 0

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Treatment of Disabled Persons in Medieval Europe : Examining Disability in the Historical, Legal, Literary, Medical, and Religious Discourses of the Middle Ages
Categories: Europa

Disability in the Middle Ages

Disability in the Middle Ages

were not present in the medieval terms used to describe this condition. insanity insists on an interpretation that pairs madness as the opposite of sanity or health, and mental or cognitive disabilities or illnesses are all focused on ...

Author: Joshua R. Eyler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317150190

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 697

What do we mean when we talk about disability in the Middle Ages? This volume brings together dynamic scholars working on the subject in medieval literature and history, who use the latest approaches from the field to address this central question. Contributors discuss such standard medieval texts as the Arthurian Legend, The Canterbury Tales and Old Norse Sagas, providing an accessible entry point to the field of medieval disability studies to medievalists. The essays explore a wide variety of disabilities, including the more traditionally accepted classifications of blindness and deafness, as well as perceived disabilities such as madness, pregnancy and age. Adopting a ground-breaking new approach to the study of disability in the medieval period, this provocative book will interest medievalists and scholars of disability throughout history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Homo debilis

Homo debilis

Author: Cordula Nolte

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132554895

Category: Abnormalities, Human

Page: 530

View: 918

Categories: Abnormalities, Human

A Cultural History of Disability in the Middle Ages

A Cultural History of Disability in the Middle Ages

Medieval disability studies has experienced rapid expansion over the past ten years. The focus on bodily ability and the notions of deviance that it creates emerged somewhat organically from the general centering of the body found in ...

Author: Jonathan Hsy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350028739

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Middle Ages was an era of dynamic social transformation, and notions of disability in medieval culture reflected how norms and forms of embodiment interacted with gender, class, and race, among other dimensions of human difference. Ideas of disability in courtly romance, saints' lives, chronicles, sagas, secular lyrics, dramas, and pageants demonstrate the nuanced, and sometimes contradictory, relationship between cultural constructions of disability and the lived experience of impairment. An essential resource for researchers, scholars, and students of history, literature, visual art, cultural studies, and education, A Cultural History of Disability in the Middle Ages explores themes and topics such as atypical bodies; mobility impairment; chronic pain and illness; blindness; deafness; speech; learning difficulties; and mental health.
Categories: History