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Description: Saracens, Demons, and Jews: Making Monsters in Medieval Art
WHEN I CLAIM TO INVESTIGATE images of medieval Christendom’s enemies both real and imaginary, I am making a modern and practical distinction that was all but irrelevant to medieval Christians. It is far more difficult to draw a line between the actual and the fantastic during the Middle Ages given that constructed views of living non-Christians were nearly entirely...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.95-155

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