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Fools and idiots? Intellectual disability in the Middle Ages

Irina Metzler

series Disability History

Swansea University Author: Irina Metzler

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DOI (Published version): 10.7765/9781784996802

Published in: series Disability History
ISBN: 978-0-7190-9636-5 9781784996802
Published: Manchester Manchester University Press 2016
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Keywords: childishness; classical antiquity; classical law courts; foolish behaviour; historical semantics; human soul; idiocy; infancy; intellectual disability; legal agency; medicalised traits; medieval court fools; medieval medicine; medieval natural science; mental illness; natural philosophy; social dominance theories; Western society; medical humanities.
College: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences