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Saracens, demons & Jews : making monsters in Medieval art

Author: Debra Higgs Strickland
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the crusades, Ethiopians, Jews, Muslims, and Mongols were branded enemies of the Christian majority. Illustrated with strikingly imaginative and still disturbing images, this book reveals the outrageously pejorative ways these rejected social groups were represented--often as monsters, demons, or freaks of nature. Such monstrous images of non-Christians were not rare displays but a routine aspect of medieval  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Higgs Strickland
ISBN: 0691057192 9780691057194
OCLC Number: 49736841
Description: 336 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Making men known by sight: classical theories, monstrous races, & sin --
Demons, darkness, & Ethiopians --
Christians imagine Jews --
Saracens, tartars, & other crusader fantasies --
Eschatological conspiracies --
Conclusions: what is a monster?
Other Titles: Saracens, demons and Jews
Responsibility: Debra Higgs Strickland.
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