Madness in Medieval Law and Custom

Front Cover
Wendy Turner
BRILL, Sep 24, 2010 - History - 252 pages
0 Reviews
This collection of essays opens a new discussion about the mind, body, and spirit of the mad in medieval Europe. The authors examine a broad spectrum of mental and emotional issues, which medieval authors point out as unusual behavior. With the emerging field of medieval disability studies in mind, the authors have carefully considered legal and cultural descriptions for insight into the perception and understanding of mental impairment. These essays on madness in the Middle Ages elucidate how medieval society conceptualized mental afflictions. Individually, the essays cover aspects of mental impairment from a variety of angles to unearth collectively medieval perspectives on mental affliction. Contributors are James R. King, Kate McGrath, Irina Metzler, Aleksandra Pfau, Cory James Rushton, Margaret Trenchard-Smith, and Wendy J. Turner.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

INTRODUCTION WENDY J TURNER
1
A COMPARISON OF THE TREATMENT OF THE MENTALLYDISABLED IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLISH COMMON LAWAND CHARTERE...
17
INSANITY EXCULPATION AND DISEMPOWERMENT IN BYZANTINE LAW MARGARET TRENCHARDSMITH
39
THE TREATMENT OF MENTALLY ILL CLERGY IN LATE THIRTEENTHCENTURY ENGLAND JAMES R KING
57
EMOTIONAL DISPLAYS AND LAPSES IN MEMORYAS INDICATORS OF MENTAL INSTABILITY INMEDIEVAL ENGLISH INVESTIGATI...
81
EMOTION AND MADNESS IN FRENCH REMISSION LETTERS ALEKSANDRA PFAU
97
THE ROLE OF ANGER IN REPRESENTATIONS OF ROYALAUTHORITY IN ELEVENTH AND TWELFTHCENTURYANGLONORMAN TEXT...
123
DEALING WITH ROYAL PARALYSIS IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND CORY JAMES RUSHTON
147
THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH OF HENRY VI WENDY J TURNER
177
AFTERWORD IRINA METZLER
197
BIBLIOGRAPHY
219
INDEX
239
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Wendy J. Turner Ph.D. (2000) History, UCLA, Associate Professor of History at Augusta State University works on medieval mental health, as in, Mental Incapacity and Financing War in Medieval England ("The Hundred Years War, 2: Different Vistas" (Brill, 2008).

Bibliographic information