Meeting the Foreign in the Middle Ages
Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 274 pages
This collectoion brings together an outstanding group of historical, cultural, and literary scholars to investigate the complicated, nuanced, and often surprising union and desire and dread associated with the figure of the foreign Other in the Middle Ages--represented variously by Muslims, Jews, heretics, pagans, homosexuals, lepers, monsters, and witches. Exploring the diverse manifestations of the foreign in medieval literature, historical documents, religous treatises, and art, these essays mine the traces of unprecedented encounters in which fascination and fear meet.
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DESIGNATING JEWS AND MUSLIMS
IMAGINING RACE IN LATE MEDIEVAL
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