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In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination. Violence in the Middle Ages, however, functioned differently, according to David Nirenberg. In this provocative book, he focuses on specific attacks against minorities in fourteenth-century France and the Crown of Aragon (Aragon, Catalonia, and Valencia). He argues that these attacks--ranging from massacres to verbal assaults against Jews, Muslims, lepers, and prostitutes--were often perpetrated not by irrational masses laboring under inherited ideologies and prejudices, but by groups that manipulated and reshaped the available discourses on minorities. Nirenberg shows that their use of violence expressed complex beliefs about topics as diverse as divine history, kinship, sex, money, and disease, and that their actions were frequently contested by competing groups within their own society.Nirenberg's readings of archival and literary sources demonstrates how violence set the terms and limits of coexistence for medieval minorities. The particular and contingent nature of this coexistence is underscored by the book's juxtapositions--some systematic (for example, that of the Crown of Aragon with France, Jew with Muslim, medieval with modern), and some suggestive (such as African ritual rebellion with Catalan riots). Throughout, the book questions the applicability of dichotomies like tolerance versus intolerance to the Middle Ages, and suggests the limitations of those analyses that look for the origins of modern European persecutory violence in the medieval past.
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9780691033754 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 1, 1996, cover price $39.50 | About this edition: In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination.

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9780691165769 | Rev upd edition (Princeton Univ Pr, May 25, 2015), cover price $24.95
9780691058894 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, January 26, 1998), cover price $37.50 | About this edition: In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination.

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Product Description: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are usually treated as autonomous religions, but in fact across the long course of their histories the three religions have developed in interaction with one another. In Neighboring Faiths, David Nirenberg examines how Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived with and thought about each other during the Middle Ages and what the medieval past can tell us about how they do so today...read more
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9780226168937 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 20, 2014, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are usually treated as autonomous religions, but in fact across the long course of their histories the three religions have developed in interaction with one another.

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Product Description: “Exhilarating . . . a scholarly tour de force. The story Nirenberg has to tell is not over.”—Adam Kirsch, Tablet This incisive history upends the complacency that confines anti-Judaism to the ideological extremes in the Western tradition...read more
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9780393058246 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, February 4, 2013), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A powerful history that shows anti-Judaism to be a central way of thinking in the Western tradition.

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9780393347913 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 3, 2014), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: “Exhilarating .

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9781409434771 | Ashgate Pub Co, December 31, 2013, cover price $250.00

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Product Description: Christian cultures across the centuries have invoked Judaism in order to debate, represent, and contain the dangers presented by the sensual nature of art. By engaging Judaism, both real and imagined, they explored and expanded the perils and possibilities for Christian representation of the material world...read more
By David Nirenberg (editor)
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9780812242850 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, February 17, 2011, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Christian cultures across the centuries have invoked Judaism in order to debate, represent, and contain the dangers presented by the sensual nature of art.

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9780812222531 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, February 21, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Christian cultures across the centuries have invoked Judaism in order to debate, represent, and contain the dangers presented by the sensual nature of art.

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Product Description: Racism Analysis is a research series by LIT Verlag that explores racial discrimination in all its varying historical, ideological, and cultural patterns. It examines the invention of race, as well as the dimensions of modern racism, and it inquires into racism avant la lettre...read more
By Maria-elena Martinez (editor), David Nirenberg (editor) and Max S. Hering Torres (editor)
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9783643902597 | Lit Verlag, November 15, 2012, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Racism Analysis is a research series by LIT Verlag that explores racial discrimination in all its varying historical, ideological, and cultural patterns.

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Product Description: In the late fifteenth century, many of the Jews expelled from Spain made their way to Morocco and established a dynamic community in Fez. A number of Jewish families became prominent in commerce and public life there. Among the Jews of Fez of Hispanic origin was Samuel Pallache, who served the Moroccan sultan as a commercial and diplomatic agent in Holland until Pallache's death in 1616...read more
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9780801886232 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, April 6, 2007, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: In the late fifteenth century, many of the Jews expelled from Spain made their way to Morocco and established a dynamic community in Fez.

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Product Description: In the late fifteenth century, many of the Jews expelled from Spain made their way to Morocco and established a dynamic community in Fez. A number of Jewish families became prominent in commerce and public life there. Among the Jews of Fez of Hispanic origin was Samuel Pallache, who served the Moroccan sultan as a commercial and diplomatic agent in Holland until Pallache's death in 1616...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
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9780801872259 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, May 19, 2003, cover price $44.00 | About this edition: In the late fifteenth century, many of the Jews expelled from Spain made their way to Morocco and established a dynamic community in Fez.

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