Medieval Communities and the Mad
Aleksandra Nicole Pfau
Narratives of Crime and Mental Illness in Late Medieval France
Medieval Communities and the Mad
€ 95,00
ISBN:
9789462983359
Release date:
18-02-2018
Available:
Expected
Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
239
Author:
Aleksandra Nicole Pfau
Series:
Medieval Communities and the Mad
In medieval France, the collaboration between local communities and greater authorities grants us unusual insight into the period’s concept of madness. The mentally ill posed a unique challenge to the law, and, by examining how subjects and officials worked together to define and contain mad individuals, this book analyses the development of that law and the interaction between local and regional communities. The author argues that this struggle often strengthened communities and proto-national identities.