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This thesis examines the relationship between text and context in a booklet describing a charivari held in Lyon, in 1566, published in a period of heightened civic social tensions between the first two episodes of armed conflict of the French Wars of Religion. By looking at the printed account...
Scholars of both deaf history and medieval disability history have largely ignored deafness in medieval Europe. Deaf history scholars begin their history in the nineteenth century, when the first sustained attempts to educate the deaf began in Europe and America. Nineteenth-century proponents of...
Nakita S. Valerio, 2017 “Remembering the Departure of Moroccan Jews” Before the end of the Second World War, Morocco’s Jewish community numbered approximately 240,000 people and was one of the largest and oldest populations of Jews in the Arab-Muslim world. Between 1948 and 1968, the vast...
This thesis compares madness and leprosy in the late Middle Ages. The first two chapters explore the conceptualization of madness and leprosy, finding that both were similarly moralized and associated with sin and spiritual degeneration. The third chapter examines the leper and the mad person as...