Bibliography: Disability in the Global Middle Ages

By Cameron Hunt McNabb

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Malti-Douglas, Fedwa. ‘Mentalités and Marginality: Blindness and Mamluk Civilisation’, in The Islamic World from Classical to Modern Times: Essays in Honour of Bernard Lewis, pp. 211–37, ed. C. Issawi, C. E. Bosworth, R. Savory and A. L. Udovitch. Darwin Press, 1989.

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Metzler, Irina. ‘What’s in a Name? Considering the Onomastics of Disability in the Middle Ages’, in W. Turner and T. Pearman (eds), Disabilities of Medieval Europe. Edwin Mellen Press, forthcoming.

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