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Difference and disability in the Medieval Islamic world : blighted bodies / Kristina L. Richardson
VerfasserRichardson, Kristina L. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Kristina L. Richardson
ErschienenEdinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2012
UmfangOnline-Ressource (ix, 158 Seiten) : Illustrationen
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Includes bibliographical references and index
SpracheEnglisch
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SchlagwörterNaher Osten In Wikipedia suchen nach Naher Osten / Körperbehinderung In Wikipedia suchen nach Körperbehinderung / Geschichte In Wikipedia suchen nach Geschichte / 1300-1600 In Wikipedia suchen nach 1300-1600
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Outlines the complex significance of bodies in the late medieval central Arab Islamic lands. Did you know that blue eyes, baldness, bad breath and boils were all considered bodily 'blights' by Medieval Arabs, as were cross eyes, lameness and deafness? What assumptions about bodies influenced this particular vision of physical difference? How did blighted people view their own bodies? Through close analyses of anecdotes, personal letters, (auto)biographies, erotic poetry, non-binding legal opinions, diaristic chronicles and theological tracts, the cultural views and experiences of disability an

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