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Disability in Antiquity

Edited by: Christian Laes

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138814851
eBook ISBN: 9781315625287
Adobe ISBN: 9781317231547

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This volume is a major contribution to the field of disability history in the ancient world. Contributions from leading international scholars examine deformity and disability from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in various media. The volume is not confined to a narrow view of ‘antiquity’ but includes a large number of pieces on ancient western Asia that provide a broad and comparative view of the topic and enable scholars to see this important topic in the round.

Disability in Antiquity is the first multidisciplinary volume to truly map out and explore the topic of disability in the ancient world and create new avenues of thought and research.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Disability and infirmitas in the ancient world Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Disabilities from head to foot in Hittite civilization Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Mesopotamia and Israel Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Ancient Persia and silent disability Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Egyptian medicine and disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  7:  India Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Disability in ancient China Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Greek vocabulary of disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Ability and disability in classical Athenian oratory Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Disabilities in tragedy and comedy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Legal (and customary?) approaches to the disabled in ancient Greece Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Hellenistic turn in bodily representations Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Plutarch’s ‘philosophy’ of disability Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Perfect Roman bodies Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Foul and fair bodies, minds, and poetry in Roman satire Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The ‘other’ Romans Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Mobility impairment in the sanctuaries of early Roman Italy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Mental disability? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Madness and mad patients according to Caelius Aurelianus Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Disability in the Roman Digest  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Hysterical women? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Augustine’s sermons and disability Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Infirmitas in monastic rules Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Coptic and Ethiopic traditions Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The disability within Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The disabled in the Byzantine Empire Download PDF
Chapter  28:  What difference did Islam make? Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Impotent husbandS, eunuchs and flawed women in early Islamic law Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Disability in rabbinic Judaism Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Then and now Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The imperfect body in Nazi Germany Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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