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Title Madness in medieval law and custom / edited by Wendy J. Turner.
Imprint Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 252 pages)
Series Later medieval Europe, 1872-7875 ; v. 6
Later medieval Europe ; v. 6. 1872-7875
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Psychiatry -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Mental illness -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Insanity (Law) -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Medicine, Medieval -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Mental Disorders -- history.
Mentally Ill Persons -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Forensic Psychiatry -- history.
History, Medieval.
To 1500
Genre History.
Contents Town and country : a comparison of the treatment of the mentally disabled in late medieval English common law and chartered boroughs / Wendy J. Turner -- Insanity, exculpation, and disempowerment in Byzantine law / Margaret Trenchard-Smith -- The mysterious case of the 'mad' rector of Bletchingdon : the treatment of mentally ill clergy in late thirteenth-century England / James R. King -- Silent testimony : emotional displays and lapses in memory as indicators of mental instability in medieval English investigations / Wendy J. Turner -- Crimes of passion : emotion and madness in French remission letters / Aleksandra Pfau -- Royal madness and the law : the role of anger in representations of royal authority in eleventh- and twelfth-century Anglo-Norman texts / Kate McGrath -- The King's stupor : dealing with royal paralysis in late medieval England / Cory James Rushton -- A cure for the King means health for the country : the mental and physical health of Henry VI / Wendy J. Turner.
Summary This essay collection examines aspects of mental impairment from a variety of angles to unearth medieval perspectives on mental affliction. This volume on madness in the Middle Ages elucidates how medieval society conceptualized mental afflictions, especially in law and culture.
Other Author Turner, Wendy J. (Wendy Jo), 1961-
Other Title Print version: 9789004187498