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The Resource Communities of violence : persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages, David Nirenberg

Communities of violence : persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages, David Nirenberg

Label
Communities of violence : persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages
Title
Communities of violence
Title remainder
persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
David Nirenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, kingship, sex, money, and disease, and that their actions were frequently contested by competing groups within their own society
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Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
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Nirenberg, David
Dewey number
305.80094
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D164
LC item number
.N57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Minorities
  • Persecution
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Racism
  • Violence
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Ethnic relations
  • Minorities
  • Persecution
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Violence
  • Europe
  • Geweld
  • Vervolgingen
  • Minderheden
  • Racisme
  • Xénophobie
  • Violence
  • Persécutions
  • Civilisation médiévale
  • Minorités
  • Ségrégation
  • Europe
  • Persécutions
  • Oppression
  • Europe
Label
Communities of violence : persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages, David Nirenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Historical Background -- Ch. 2. France, Source of the Troubles: Shepherds' Crusade and Lepers' Plot (1320, 1321) -- Ch. 3. Crusade and Massacre in Aragon (1320) -- Ch. 4. Lepers, Jews, Muslims, and Poison in the Crown (1321) -- Ch. 5. Sex and Violence between Majority and Minority -- Ch. 6. Minorities Confront Each Other: Violence between Muslims and Jews -- Ch. 7. The Two Faces of Sacred Violence -- Epilogue: The Black Death and Beyond
Control code
33078917
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780691033754
Lccn
95033589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33078917
Label
Communities of violence : persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages, David Nirenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Historical Background -- Ch. 2. France, Source of the Troubles: Shepherds' Crusade and Lepers' Plot (1320, 1321) -- Ch. 3. Crusade and Massacre in Aragon (1320) -- Ch. 4. Lepers, Jews, Muslims, and Poison in the Crown (1321) -- Ch. 5. Sex and Violence between Majority and Minority -- Ch. 6. Minorities Confront Each Other: Violence between Muslims and Jews -- Ch. 7. The Two Faces of Sacred Violence -- Epilogue: The Black Death and Beyond
Control code
33078917
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780691033754
Lccn
95033589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33078917

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