Disability History and the Ancient World

(ca. 3000 BCE - 700 CE)


Given the vagueness of the term as well as the ever expanding scholarship on Antiquity, compiling a 'complete' bibliography on disability in the ancient world would prove to be an impossible or at least an herculean task. This internet publication is therefore only meant as a working tool for scholars in the field. I intend to update the list twice in a year. You are kindly invited to send additions or corrections - also offprints are welcomed. In the present list, some publications concerning later periods have been included, mainly because they are of importance for the study of disability in the ancient world. Needless to say, also this addition is somehow arbitrary.

Christian Laes

Bibliography online

link to bibliography.pdf