Meeting the Foreign in the Middle Ages

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Albrecht Classen
Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 274 pages
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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 Exploring the diverse manifestations of the foreign in medieval literature, historical documents, religous treatises, and art, these essays mine the traces of unprecedented encounters in which fascination and fear meet.
  

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Contents

List of Illustrations
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CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER
10
CHAPTER
12
CHAPTER 3
22
CHAPTER 4
45
THE MEDIEVAL
71
CHAPTER 6
92
CHAPTER 8
133
CHAPTER 9
153
CHAPTER 10
172
CHAPTER 11
187
DESIGNATING JEWS AND MUSLIMS
202
CHAPTER 13
219
CHAPTER 14
249
Contributors
268

IMAGINING RACE IN LATE MEDIEVAL
118

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About the author (2002)

Albert Classen, PhD., is Professor of German at the University of Arizona.

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