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Published: 11 September 2014

168 Pages | 4 illustrations

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748695881

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Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World

Blighted Bodies

Kristina Richardson

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Investigates the place of physically different, disabled and ill individuals in medieval Islam
  • Centres on the lives and works of six Muslim men, each highlighting a different aspect of bodily difference
  • Addresses broad cultural questions relating to social class, religious orthodoxy, moral reputation, drug use, male homoeroticism and self-representation in the public sphere
  • Moves towards a coherent theory of medieval disability and bodily aesthetics in Islamic cultural traditions