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Medieval Antisemitism?

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...It was noted in the first chapter of this book that many modern historians have described the use of the term “antisemitism” before the nineteenth century as an anachronism. These historians have argued that the history of anti-Jewish...

Hagiographies and Early Medieval History

Early Medieval Hagiography

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...By way of a conclusion, this chapter turns its attention outwards to ask how hagiographical sources can be used in the study of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, and indeed change how we see those periods. In a relatively compact...

Race and Ethnicity: Hair and Medieval Ethnic Identities

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Hair types, hairstyles, facial hair, and hair coverings all feature among medieval markers of ethnic difference. During the period ca. 800 to ca. 1450, medieval Europeans formulated divisions between peoples that encompassed both cultural...

Introduction

The Szekler Nation and Medieval Hungary : Politics, Law and Identity on the Frontier

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...A hundred years after their arrival in the Pannonian basin (896), the Hungarians linked their fate to that of the West with the coronation of King Stephen I (1000). While this ritual was the symbolic expression of their political choice...

Introduction

The Picts Re-Imagined

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...“At the present time there are in Britain … five languages and four nations—English, British, Irish, and Picts. Each of these have their own language; but all are united in their study of God’s truth by the fifth—Latin.”Writing in ca. 731...

The Diversity of Human Kind

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...The idea that the extent of the world was huge, together with the idea that human character and physical nature were shaped by the environment, allowed for expansive conceptions of the range of human variability in the Middle Ages...

“Monster Culture (Seven Theses)”

Classic Readings on Monster Theory : Demonstrare, Volume 1

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (1964– ), Professor of English, founding Director of the GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute at George Washington University, and current Dean of the Humanities at Arizona State University is the seminal...

Extremes: The Middle Ages on the Fringe

Medieval Imagery in Today’s Politics

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...If some political discourse makes a case for the dark medievalism of the foreign enemy, other strands of political discourse, especially but not exclusively on the far fringe of the right, glorify the medieval as the crucial foundation...

Introduction

Medieval Imagery in Today’s Politics

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...In the middle of the afternoon on May 21, 2013, a 78 year-old historian walked up to the altar in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, pulled out a pistol, and shot himself in the mouth. Dominique Venner, a white-nationalist extremist whose...

Introduction

The Emergence of the English

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...One of the great puzzles of British cultural history concerns the emergence of the people who by 600 at the latest referred to themselves and their language as “English.” The Greek historian Procopius, whose knowledge of late antique...