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Project: Gender and Madness : an analysis of the relation between the sexes, sex stereotypes and deviant behaviour in Latin texts of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (500-1600 AD).

project duration
01-JAN-97 – 31-OCT-99
abstract
This research project wants to study the potential influence of gender on the perception and evaluation of madness in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. the texts coming under scrutiny will in the first stage be limited to Latin texts of a biographical or autobiographical nature and from Western Europe.