Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies

Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies

by Kristina Richardson

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ISBN-13: 9780748695881
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 09/11/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kristina Richardson is an Assistant Professor of History at Queens College, City University of New York, and is Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institut für Arabistik und Islamwissenschaft, University of Münster, Germany.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Physical Blights in Islamic Thought
2. Drug Overdose, Disability and Male Friendship in Fifteenth-Century Mamluk Cairo
3. Recollecting and Reconfiguring Afflicted Male Bodies in Fifteenth-Century Literary Anthologies
4. The Science of Men: Hadith Transmitters and Their Marked Bodies
5. The Blight of Male Baldness in Sixteenth-Century Mecca
Epilogue

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