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Society Under Scrutiny VII: Miscellaneous Penitents: Pardoners, Collectors, Doctors, Hosts, Actors, Servants, Sailors, Women, and Children

Michael Haren

in Sin and Society in Fourteenth-Century England: A Study of the Memoriale Presbiterorum

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208518
eISBN:
9780191678042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208518.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The penultimate chapter in the section on restitution is an account of pardoners. The author makes clear how fraudulent pardoners must discharge their obligation to make restitution to their ... More


The Horizon of Fault

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In the middle centuries of the medieval period, a change in attitude occurred around the big person associated with excessive eating and daily rotundity. Criticism of the ordinary big person, no ... More


The Plural of Fat

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the transformation of the notion of fat in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Doctors used fat to accentuate their emphasis on a norm. Their examples become more precise ... More


Epilogue: HIV/AIDS: A Pandemic of Hate, Compassion, and Politics

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0026
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

Unlike previous chapters, which are driven by the primary sources, this one relies on works by scholars and activists. From studies of the US, Australia, and Africa, this chapter finds a sharp break ... More


Melancholy: Humorous Identity and the Allure of Genius

Erin Sullivan

in Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198739654
eISBN:
9780191802614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739654.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter begins with a survey of the most influential arguments concerning melancholy, genius, class, and gender, and then explores the extent to which such connections are evident in a ... More


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