Rethinking Medieval Margins and Marginality PDF

Rethinking Medieval Margins and Marginality PDF

 Marginality assumes a variety of forms in current discussions of the Middle Ages. Modern scholars have considered a seemingly innumerable list of people to have been marginalized in the European Middle Ages: the poor, criminals, unorthodox religious, the disabled, the mentally ill, women, so-called infidels, and the list goes on. If so many inhabitants of medieval Europe can be qualified as “marginal,” it is important to interrogate where the margins lay and what it means that the majority of people occupied them.