Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies

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    Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies

    Mehka - 31. avg 2014
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    ISBN/EAN:P_9780748695881
    Redna cena: 40,67 €

    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? This book deals with these questions.

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    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? This book deals with these questions.

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