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On the margins of a minority : leprosy, madness, and disability among the Jews of medieval Europe

Author: Ephraim Shoham-Steiner; Haim Watzman
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English-language editionView all editions and formats
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Drawing on material from the late-tenth- to fifteenth-centuries, examines how Jews further marginalized by illness or disability were regarded by both Christian and Jewish communities.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ephraim Shoham-Steiner; Haim Watzman
ISBN: 9780814339312 081433931X
OCLC Number: 858359511
Notes: Translated from Hebrew.
Description: xiii, 275 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Leprosy as a concept --
Social attitudes toward lepers --
What is madness? --
Social attitudes toward the insane --
The physically impaired --
Disability in sacred and private space.
Other Titles: Ḥarigim be-ʻal korḥam.
Responsibility: Ephraim Shoham-Steiner ; translated by Haim Watzman.
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