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The Resource Saracens, demons, & Jews : making monsters in medieval art, Debra Higgs Strickland

Saracens, demons, & Jews : making monsters in medieval art, Debra Higgs Strickland

Label
Saracens, demons, & Jews : making monsters in medieval art
Title
Saracens, demons, & Jews
Title remainder
making monsters in medieval art
Statement of responsibility
Debra Higgs Strickland
Title variation
Saracens, demons, and Jews
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the crusades, Ethiopians, Jews, Muslims, and Mongols were branded enemies of the Christian majority. Illustrated with strikingly imaginative and still disturbing images, this book reveals the outrageously pejorative ways these rejected social groups were represented--often as monsters, demons, or freaks of nature. Such monstrous images of non-Christians were not rare displays but a routine aspect of medieval public and private life. These images, which reached a broad and socially varied audience across western Europe, appeared in virtually all artistic media, including illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, sculpture, metalwork, and tapestry. Debra Higgs Strickland introduces and decodes images of the "monstrous races," from demonlike Jews and man-eating Tartars to Saracens with dog heads or animal bodies. Strickland traces the origins of the negative pictorial code used to portray monsters, demons, and non-Christian peoples to pseudoscientific theories of astrology, climate, and physiognomy, some dating back to classical times. She also considers the code in light of contemporary Christian eschatological beliefs and concepts of monstrosity and rejection."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strickland, Debra Higgs
Dewey number
700/.45229/0902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N5950
LC item number
.S685 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Medieval
  • Minorities in art
  • Christianity and other religions
Label
Saracens, demons, & Jews : making monsters in medieval art, Debra Higgs Strickland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-326) 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
Control code
49736841
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780691057194
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002070406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)49736841
Label
Saracens, demons, & Jews : making monsters in medieval art, Debra Higgs Strickland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-326) 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
Control code
49736841
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780691057194
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002070406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)49736841

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