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Indian Literature and the World

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ISBN: 9781137545497 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-54550-3 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Moves beyond restrictive Anglocentric approaches Features contributions from a spectrum of academics, from early career researchers to key names in the fieldAddresses areas such as translation studies as well as postcolonial studies and world literature

Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe

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Book Series: The New Middle Ages ISBN: 9781349950737 9781137544391 Year: Pages: 282 DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-54439-1 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: History
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This book examines social and medical responses to the disfigured face in early medieval Europe, arguing that the study of head and facial injuries can offer a new contribution to the history of early medieval medicine and culture, as well as exploring the language of violence and social interactions. Despite the prevalence of warfare and conflict in early medieval society, and a veritable industry of medieval historians studying it, there has in fact been very little attention paid to the subject of head wounds and facial damage in the course of war and/or punitive justice. The impact of acquired disfigurement —for the individual, and for her or his family and community—is barely registered, and only recently has there been any attempt to explore the question of how damaged tissue and bone might be treated medically or surgically. In the wake of new work on disability and the emotions in the medieval period, this study documents how acquired disfigurement is recorded across different geographical and chronological contexts in the period.

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