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Difference and disability in the Medieval Islamic world : blighted bodies / Kristina L. Richardson
AuthorRichardson, Kristina L. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen Search Wikipedia for Kristina L. Richardson
PublishedEdinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2012
DescriptionOnline-Ressource (ix, 158 Seiten) : Illustrationen
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Includes bibliographical references and index
LanguageEnglish
Document typeE-Book
KeywordsNaher Osten Search Wikipedia for Naher Osten / Körperbehinderung Search Wikipedia for Körperbehinderung / Geschichte Search Wikipedia for Geschichte / 1300-1600 Search Wikipedia for 1300-1600
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-96489 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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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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