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Black legacies : race and the European Middle Ages

Author: Lynn Tarte Ramey
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2014] ©2014
Series: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Black Legacies looks at color-based prejudice in medieval and modern texts in order to reveal key similarities. Bringing far-removed time periods into startling conversation, this book argues that certain attitudes and practices present in Europe's Middle Ages were foundational in the development of the western concept of race. Using historical, literary, and artistic sources, Lynn Ramey shows that twelfth- and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ramey, Lynn Tarte, 1964-
Black legacies.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Tarte Ramey
ISBN: 0813055040 9780813055046 9780813050478 0813050472
OCLC Number: 894025406
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 176 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Remaking the Middle Ages --
Medieval race? --
Biblical race --
Medieval miscegenation and the literary imagination --
Mapping the monstrous: humaness in the age of discovery --
Conclusions: Medieval race and the "Golden Age."
Series Title: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Lynn T. Ramey.

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Black Legacies looks at color-based prejudice in medieval and modern texts in order to reveal key similarities. Bringing far-removed time periods into startling conversation, this book argues that certain attitudes and practices present in Europe's Middle Ages were foundational in the development of the western concept of race. Using historical, literary, and artistic sources, Lynn Ramey shows that twelfth- and thirteenth-century discourse was preoccupied with skin color and the coding of black as "evil" and white as "good." Ramey demonstrates that fears of miscegenation show up in all medie.

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