Dr. Wendy J. Turner is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Augusta State University in Georgia. She recieved her Ph.D. in History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Turner is a founding member of the Society for the Study of Disability in the Middle Ages.
2011 0-7734-1443-6 In essays that cover both familiar and lesser-known texts from the Anglo-Saxon period to the late Middle Ages, contributors demonstrate the wide-ranging and pervasive presence of disability in the Middle Ages and, consequently, the importance of a disablity perspective to a more complete understanding of medieval notions of self and body in domestic, legal, medical, and social terms. In making use of contemporary disability theories, yet recognizing medieval-specific notions of disability, this collection provides important pathways toward medieval models through which to view disability in the Middle Ages more accurately.