- Title Pages
- List of figures
- List of contributors
- Series editors’ foreword
1Introduction: The Emergent Critical History of Intellectual Disability
2Conceptualization of Intellectual Disability in Medieval English Law
3‘Will-Nots’ and ‘Cannots’: Tracing a Trope in Medieval Thought
4‘Some have it from Birth, Some by Disposition’: Foolishness in Medieval German Literature 1
5Exclusion from the Eucharist: The Re-shaping of Idiocy in the Seventeenth-Century Church
6‘A Defect in the Mind’: Cognitive Ableism in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels
7Sensationalism and the Construction of Intellectual Disability
8Peter the ‘Wild Boy’: What Peter Means to Us
9‘Belief’, ‘Opinion’, and ‘Knowledge’: The Idiot in Law in the Long Eighteenth Century
10Idiocy and the Conceptual Economy of Madness
11Visiting Earlswood: The Asylum Travelogue and the Shaping of ‘Idiocy’
- Select bibliography
- Intellectual disability
- Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, Tim Stainton
- Manchester University Press
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