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book ↠ È Ephraim Shoham Steiner In medieval Europe the much larger Christian population regarded Jews as their inferiors but how did both Christians and Jews feel about those who were marginalized within the Ashkenazi Jewish community? In On the Margins of a Minority Leprosy Madness and Disability among the Jews of Medieval Europe author Ephraim Shoham Steiner explores the life and plight of three of these groups Shoham Steiner draws on a wide variety of late tenth to fifteenth century material from both internal Jewish as well as external non Jewish sources to reconstruct social attitudes toward these others including lepers madmen and the physically impaired Shoham Steiner considers how the outsiders were treated by their respective communities while also maintaining a delicate balance with the surrounding non Jewish community On the Margins of a Minority is structured in three pairs of chapters addressing each of these three marginal groups The first pair deals with the moral attitude toward leprosy and its sufferers; the second with the manifestations of madness and its causes as seen by medieval men and women and the effect these signs had on the treatment of the insane; the third with impaired and disabled individuals including those with limited mobility manual dysfunction deafness and blindness Shoham Steiner also addresses uestions of the religious meaning of impairment in light of religious conceptions of the ideal body He concludes with a bibliography of sources and studies that informed the research including useful midrashic exegetical homiletic ethical and guidance literature and texts from responsa and halakhic rulingsUnderstanding and exploring attitudes toward groups and individuals considered other by mainstream society provides us with information about marginalized groups as well as the inner social mechanisms at work in a larger society On the Margins of a Minority will appeal to scholars of Jewish medieval history as well as readers interested in the growing field of disability studies

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On the Margins of a Minority Leprosy Madness and Disability among the Jews of Medieval EuropeIn medieval Europe the much larger Christian population regarded Jews as their inferiors but how did both Christians and Jews feel about those who were marginalized within the Ashkenazi Jewish community? In On the Margins of a Minority Leprosy Madness and Disability among the Jews of Medieval Europe author Ephraim Shoham Steiner explores the life and plight of three of these groups Shoham Steiner draws on a wide variety of late tenth to fifteenth century material from both internal Jewish as well as external non Jewish sources to reconstruct social attitudes toward these others including lepers madmen and the physically impaired Shoham Steiner considers how the outsiders were treated by their respective communities while also maintaining a delicate balance with the surrounding non Jewish community On the Margins of a Minority is structured in three pairs of chapters addressing each of these three marginal groups The first pair deals with the moral attitude toward leprosy and its sufferers; the second with the manifestations of madness and its causes as seen by medieval men and women and the effect these signs had on the treatment of the insane; the third with impaired and disabled individuals including those with limited mobility manual dysfunction deafness and blindness Shoham Steiner also addresses uestions of the religious meaning of impairment in light of religious conceptions of the ideal body He concludes with a bibliography of sources and studies that informed the research including useful midrashic exegetical homiletic ethical and guidance literature and texts from responsa and halakhic rulingsUnderstanding and exploring attitudes toward groups and individuals considered other by mainstream society provides us with information about marginalized groups as well as the inner social mechanisms at work in a larger society On the Margins of a Minority will appeal to scholars of Jewish medieval history as well as readers interested in the growing field of disability studies