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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.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
  2. Cameron Hunt McNabb
  3. pp. 13-22
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  1. Historical & Medical Documents
  1. York Cause Paper E.92: Redyng c. Boton (1366-67)
  2. Contributed by Alison Purnell
  3. pp. 25-55
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  1. Mental Competency Inquisitions from Medieval England (ca. late 12th c.-early 15th c.)
  2. Contributed by Eliza Buhrer
  3. pp. 56-68
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  1. Nuremberg Town Records: Select Entries Pertaining to the "Mad" and Intellectually Disabled (1377-1492)
  2. Contributed by Anne M. Koenig
  3. pp. 69-76
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  1. Tax Relief Requests from Medieval Dijon (1389-1449)
  2. Contributed by Anne Galanaud and Pierre Galanaud
  3. pp. 77-84
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  1. Examining for Leprosy in the Fifteenth Century (ca. 1430-1500)
  2. Contributed by Lucy Barnhouse
  3. pp. 85-102
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  1. Arzneibuch, "On Madness" (ca. 1300) Ortolf of Baierland
  2. Contributed by Anne M. Koenig
  3. pp. 103-110
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  1. Religious Texts
  1. Selected Episodes on Healing and Disability fromthe Vulgate Bible - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (ca. 382)
  2. Translated by St. Jerome Contributed by Will Eggers
  3. pp. 113-137
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  1. Miracles in Apocryphal Infancy Narratives (ca. 550-13th c.)
  2. Contributed by Brandon W. Hawk
  3. pp. 138-146
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  1. Catholic Homilies 1.10 (ca. 989-ca. 992) Ælfric of Eynsham
  2. Contributed by Brandon W. Hawk
  3. pp. 147-156
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  1. The City of God against the Pagans (413-26)
  2. Augustine of Hippo; Contributed by Leah Pope Parker
  3. pp. 157-161
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  1. A Miracle of Thomas Becket: De puero syntectino (Concerning a boy suffering from a wasting disease)(1172-77)
  2. William of Canterbury; Contributed by Rose A. Sawyer
  3. pp. 162-167
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  1. Njáls Saga (13th c.)
  2. Contributed by Kolfinna Jónatansdóttir
  3. pp. 168-172
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  1. The Life and Passion of William of Norwich(1152-70)
  2. Thomas of Monmouth; Contributed by Sarah Edwards Obenauf
  3. pp. 173-180
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  1. Testimony from the Canonization Proceedings of Charles of Blois (1371)
  2. Contributed by Leigh Ann Craig
  3. pp. 181-185
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  1. On a Miracle of Saint Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1325)
  2. Bernard Gui; Contributed by Leigh Ann Craig
  3. pp. 186-189
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  1. The Prose Life of Cuthbert (ca. 721)
  2. Bede; Contributed by Marit Ronen
  3. pp. 190-205
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  1. The Miracles of King Oswald from Ecclesiastical History (late 9th c.2)
  2. Bede; Contributed by Heide Estes
  3. pp. 206-209
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  1. The Life of St. Margaret of Antioch (11th c.)
  2. Contributed by Leah Pope Parker
  3. pp. 210-219
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  1. Life of Mary of Oegines (Oignies) (ca. 15th c.)
  2. Contributed by Kisha G. Tracy and Alicia Protze
  3. pp. 220-230
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  1. POETRY
  1. Bisclavret (ca. 12th c.)
  2. Marie de France; Contributed by Kisha G. Tracy
  3. pp. 233-241
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  1. The Book of Hope (ca. 1429)
  2. Alain Chartier; Contributed by Julie Singer
  3. pp. 242-246
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  1. The Merchant's Tale from The Canterbury Tales (ca. 1387-1400)
  2. Geoffrey Chaucer; Contributed by Moira Fitzgibbons
  3. pp. 247-259
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  1. The Man of Law's Tale from The Canterbury Tales (ca. 1387-1400)
  2. Geoffrey Chaucer; Contributed by Paul A. Broyles
  3. pp. 260-275
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  1. The Wife of Bath's Portrait, Prologue, and Tale from The Canterbury Tales (ca. 1387-1400)
  2. Geoffrey Chaucer; contributed by Tory V. Pearman
  3. pp. 276-291
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  1. Dame Sirith (ca. 1272-82)
  2. Contributed by Danielle Allor
  3. pp. 292-303
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  1. Tale of Constance (1380-90)
  2. John Gower; Contributed by Will Rogers
  3. pp. 304-312
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  1. Complaint (1419-21)
  2. Thomas Hoccleve; Contributed by Will Rogers
  3. pp. 313-324
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  1. PROSE
  1. The Book of Margery Kempe (ca. 1450-1500)
  2. Contributed by M.W. Bychowski
  3. pp. 327-340
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  1. Menstruation, Infirmity, and Religious Observance from Ecclesiastical History (late 9th c.2)
  2. Bede; Contributed by Heide Estes
  3. pp. 341-344
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  1. "Physical Disability, Muteness, Pregnancy, Possession,and Alcoholism from Ecclesiastical History (ca. 731)- Bede; Contributed by Maura Bailey, Autumn Battista, Ashley Corliss, Eammon Gosselin, Rebecca Laughlin, Sara Moller, Shayne Simahk, Taylor Specker,
  2. Bede; Contributed by Maura Bailey, Autumn Battista, Ashley Corliss, Eammon Gosselin, Rebecca Laughlin, Sara Moller, Shayne Simahk, Taylor Specker, Alyssa Stanton, Kellyn Welch, and Kisha G. Tracy
  3. pp. 345-364
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  1. Evadeam, The Dwarf Knight from the Lancelot-Grail Cycle (ca. 1220-30)
  2. Contributed by Kara Larson Maloney
  3. pp. 365-378
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  1. Morkinskinna (ca. 1220)
  2. Contributed by Ármann Jakobsson
  3. pp. 379-392
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  1. Ólafs saga helga from Heimskringla (ca. 1230)
  2. Snorri Sturluson, Contributed by Ármann Jakobsson
  3. pp. 393-410
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  1. The Prose Edda (ca. 1220-40)
  2. Snorri Sturluson; Contributed by Kolfinna Jónatansdóttir
  3. pp. 411-416
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  1. DRAMA
  1. The Cure of the Blind Man from the Chester Cycle (ca. 1531-75)
  2. Contributed by Kurt Schreyer
  3. pp. 419-427
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  1. Christ and the Leper from the Chester Cycle (ca. 1531-75)
  2. Contributed by Kurt Schreyer
  3. pp. 428-433
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  1. The Entry into Jerusalem from the York Cycle (ca. 1377)
  2. Contributed by Frank M. Napolitano
  3. pp. 434-447
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  1. The Nativity from the N-Town Plays (ca. 1460-1520)
  2. Contributed by Jeffery G. Stoyanoff
  3. pp. 448-457
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  1. Croxton Play of the Sacrament (ca. 1461-1546)
  2. Contributed by Cameron Hunt McNabb
  3. pp. 458-470
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  1. IMAGES
  1. The Smithfield Decretals (ca. 1300-1340)
  2. Contributed by Rachael Gillibrand
  3. pp. 473-475
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  1. Visible and Invisible Impairments in Images of Medieval Musicians
  2. Contributed by Karen M. Cook
  3. pp. 476-486
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  1. Thematic Table of Contents
  2. pp. 487-489
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 490-500
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781950192748
Related ISBN(s)
9781950192731
MARC Record
OCLC
1155479726
Pages
501
Launched on MUSE
2021-06-12
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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