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From Villainous Letch and Sinful Outcast, to “Especially Beloved of God”

Complicating the Medieval Leper through Gender and Social Status

Christina Welch and Rohan Brown

unique hazard that leprosy represented can be seen through two unprecedented royal edicts, issued in 1346 and 1472, which were designed to remove lepers, initially from within the walls of London, but later from all major towns and cities. 2 The

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Katherine Weikert and Elena Woodacre

’s articles both focus on two different societal groups that seem to be held in semi-seclusion, holding little or no authority: female monastics and male lepers. While these groups appear quite divergent, these case studies reveal that they shared similarities

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Publications, Films and Conferences

Roxanne Varzi, Fadi A. Bardawil, Soheila Shahshahani and Konstantina Isidoros

refugee. As he describes his vision for this particular scene, it reminds me of Iranian poet and filmmaker Frurugh Farokhzad’s attempt to show time pass in a leper colony in Iran, only in that film the people did not necessarily want to see their lives on

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‘Double Sorrow’

The Complexity of Complaint in Chaucer’s Anelida and Arcite and Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid

Jacqueline Tasioulas

than might occasionally be acknowledged. Cresseid’s abandonment is more complete than Anelida’s, her leprosy having estranged her from society as a whole. Her complaint comes in her first night in the leper house, when she retreats to a dark corner

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Envisaging Eternity

Salian Women’s Religious Patronage

Nina Verbanaz

of corrupted blood or stinking from some disease or other.” 42 These hands-on endeavors reveal a devotion that places Agnes among the ranks of saints, who are likewise praised for such activities as kissing lepers. The Salian empresses were active in

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Sandbags, Strikes, and Scandals

Public Disorder and Problematic Policing in Occupied Roubaix during World War I

James E. Connolly

present at the “établissements LEPERS-DUDUVE”; and Commissaire Central de Tourcoing, “Situation du Travail,” 30 July 1915, listing the following establishments and numbers of workers: Snauwaert (thirty-five), Donckels (eighteen), Beuque (twenty

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Among Cannibals and Headhunters

Jack London in Melanesia

Keith Newlin

’s stories set in Polynesia, particularly those, such as “Koolau the Leper,” “The Chinago,” and “Chun Ah Chun,” whose plots cast white colonizers as oppressors of peaceful citizens, but, I shall argue, that view does not hold for his attitude toward

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“Give Me Back My Son!”

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Emotion Talk, and the Gendering of Political Rhetoric

Linda E. Mitchell

, hermits, nuns, or lepers. Law, human and divine, fear of God, faith, religion, and honor have perished… See how the enemy reviles the holy.” She exhorts the pope to “gird his sword” and exact just punishment: “What excuse could modify your sloth and lack

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Giving and Taking without Reciprocity

Conversations in South India and the Anthropology of Ethics

Soumhya Venkatesan

Leper .” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (n.s.) 9 , no. 2 : 295 – 315 . Tarlo , Emma . 1996 . Clothing Matters: Dress and Identity in India . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Tocheva , Detelina . 2011 . “ Crafting Ethics

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Portrait

Eileen Barker

Linda Woodhead, James T. Richardson, Martyn Percy, Catherine Wessinger and Eileen Barker

mother had been born in a leper colony. I had spent hours with my grandfather listening to his stories about the beliefs and practices of the people he had worked with in the Holy Land, in India, in Africa, and in the West Indies. The fact that nearly all