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Author Shoham-Steiner, Ephraim.
Title On the margins of a minority : leprosy, madness, and disability among the jews of medieval europe / Ephraim Shoham-Steiner ; [edited by] Haim Watzman.
Imprint Detroit, MI : Wayne State University Press, 2014.

Author Shoham-Steiner, Ephraim.
Subject Marginality, Social -- Religious aspects -- History -- To 1500.
Marginality, Social -- Europe, Northern -- History -- To 1500.
Jews -- Europe, Northern -- History -- To 1500.
Description 1 online resource
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Leprosy as a Concept -- 2. Social Attitudes toward Lepers -- 3. What Is Madness? -- 4. Social Attitudes toward the Insane -- 5. The Physically Impaired -- 6. Disability in Sacred and Private Space -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Drawing on material from the late-tenth- to fifteenth-centuries, examines how Jews further marginalized by illness or disability were regarded by both Christian and Jewish communities.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780814339329 (electronic bk.)
0814339328 (electronic bk.)
9780814339312 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 882713115
Additional Format Print version: Shoham-Steiner, Ephraim. On the Margins of a Minority : Leprosy, Madness, and Disability among the Jews of Medieval Europe. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©1900 9780814339312.

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