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The New Middle Ages

Contextualizing the Muslim Other in Medieval Christian Discourse

Authors: Frakes, J.

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Broadens the perspective of recent work on the discourse of the Muslim Other in medieval Christendom by investigating pertinent texts, art, and artefacts, situating these local discourses of the Muslim Other in the larger cultural context of proto-Eurocentric discourse.

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JEROLD C. FRAKES Professor of English at SUNY Buffalo, USA.

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"Any medievalist, reading one or more of these essays, will find the information enlightening." - Journal of English and Germanic Philology

"Contextualizing the Muslim Other in Medieval Christian Discourse moves beyond the usual language groups of Latin, English, and French to explore local accounts of religious encounter in the borderlands, including Ireland, Spain, Armenia, and the Slavic-speaking regions of eastern Europe, with special attention to the richness of medieval German visions of Islam. Its essays, written by senior scholars in the field as well as newer voices, engage deeply with the dynamics of space and enclosure to give new insights into pre-modern practices of community formation through ideologies of exclusion." - Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Professor of English and Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

"[This book]focuses closely on a single important subject - the Muslim other in the European Middle Ages - across a wide diversity of geographical regions, languages, literatures, and cultures. From Iberia in the west to Kosovo in eastern Europe; from Wales, Ireland, and England in the north to Armenia and crusader Outremer in the Mediterranean, and spanning the varied ways in which Africa and Asia were imagined, this volume finely complicates and recalibrates our understanding of how Europe engaged with the reality and the idea of Muslims in the long centuries of its Middle Ages, with important ramifications for later time. The volume's mix of approaches, methods, and theories - and its conjoining of new voices with the voices of senior scholars - is laudable and particularly welcome." - Geraldine Heng, founder and co-director of the Global Middle Ages Projects (G-MAP), Perceval Associate Professor of English, Middle Eastern Studies, and Women's Studies, University of Texas, and author of Empire of Magic: Medieval Romance and the Politics of Cultural Fantasy


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Medieval Miscegenation: Hybridity and the Anxiety of Inheritance

    Ramey, Lynn

    Pages 1-19

  • Celts Seen as Muslims and Muslims Seen by Celts in Medieval Literature

    Boyd, Matthieu

    Pages 21-38

  • Prester John, Christian Enclosure, and the Spatial Transmission of Islamic Alterity in the Twelfth-Century West

    Taylor, Christopher

    Pages 39-63

  • Mapping the Muslims: Images of Islam in Middle High German Literature of the Thirteenth Century

    Tinsley, David F.

    Pages 65-101

  • Conflicted Coexistence: Christian-Muslim Interaction and its Representation in Medieval Armenia

    Porta, Sergio

    Pages 103-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contextualizing the Muslim Other in Medieval Christian Discourse
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37051-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230370517
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11143-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29374-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 182
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