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Disability in the Middle Ages : Rehabilitations, Reconsiderations, Reverberations

Author: Joshua Eyler
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010.
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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
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Eyler, Joshua.
Disability in the Middle Ages.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010
(DLC) 2009047202
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Eyler
ISBN: 9781409402954 1409402959 1282545175 9781282545175
OCLC Number: 647926091
Description: 1 online resource (235 pages)
Contents: Introduction: breaking boundaries, building bridges / Joshua R. Eyler --
Disability and the suppression of historical identity: rediscovering the professional backgrounds of the blind residents of the Hôpital des Quinze-vingts / Mark P. O'Tool --
"O sweete venym queynte!": pregnancy and the disabled female body in The Merchant's tale / Tory Vandeventer Pearman --
Playing by ear: compensation, reclamation, and prosthesis in fourteenth-century song / Julie Singer --
Representations of disability in the thirteenth-century Miracles de Saint Louis / Hannah Skoda --
The exemplary blindness of Francis of Assisi / Scott Wells --
Experience, authority, and the mediation of deafness: Chaucer's Wife of Bath / Edna Edith Sayers --
Protecting or restraining? madness as a disability in late medieval France / Alexsandra Pfau --
Representations of disability: the medieval literary tradition of the fisher king / Kisha G. Tracy --
"Ther is moore mysshapen amonges thise beggeres": discourses of disability in Piers Plowman / Jennifer M. Gianfalla --
Kingly impairments in Anglo-Saxon literature: God's curse and God's blessing / Beth Tovey --
Difference and disability: on the logic of naming in the Icelandic sagas / John P. Sexton --
Henryson's textual and narrative prosthesis onto Chaucer's corpus: Cresseid's leprosy and her Schort conclusioun / Andrew Higl --
A medieval king "disabled" by an early modern construct: a contextual examination of Richard III / Abigail Elizabeth Comber --
Aging women and disability in early modern Spanish literature / Encarnación Juárez-Almendros.
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