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The Resource The invention of race in the European Middle Ages, Geraldine Heng

The invention of race in the European Middle Ages, Geraldine Heng

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The invention of race in the European Middle Ages
Title
The invention of race in the European Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Heng
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages, Geraldine Heng questions the common assumption that the concepts of race and racisms only began in the modern era. Examining Europe's encounters with Jews, Muslims, Africans, Native Americans, Mongols, and the Romani ('Gypsies'), from the 12th through 15th centuries, she shows how racial thinking, racial law, racial practices, and racial phenomena existed in medieval Europe before a recognizable vocabulary of race emerged in the West. Analysing sources in a variety of media, including stories, maps, statuary, illustrations, architectural features, history, saints' lives, religious commentary, laws, political and social institutions, and literature, she argues that religion - so much in play again today - enabled the positing of fundamental differences among humans that created strategic essentialisms to mark off human groups and populations for racialized treatment. Her ground-breaking study also shows how race figured in the emergence of homo europaeus and the identity of Western Europe in this time.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heng, Geraldine
Dewey number
305.80094/0902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D1056
LC item number
.H46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnicity
  • Race awareness
  • Europeans
  • Mittelalter
  • Rasse
  • Europa
  • Ethnicity
  • Race awareness
  • Europe
Label
The invention of race in the European Middle Ages, Geraldine Heng
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Beginnings: racial worlds, medieval worlds: why this book, and how to read a book on medieval race -- Inventions/reinventions: race studies, modernity, and the Middle Ages -- State/nation: a case study of the racial state: Jews as internal minority in England -- War/empire: race figures in the international contest: The Islamic "Saracen" -- Color: epidermal race, fantasmatic race: blackness and Africa in the racial sensorium -- World I: a global race in the European imaginary: Native Americans in the North Atlantic -- World II: the Mongol Empire: global race as absolute power -- World III: "gypsies": a global race in diaspora, a slave race for the centuries
Control code
1002124998
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 493 pages
Isbn
9781108422789
Lccn
2017035904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300807
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002124998
Label
The invention of race in the European Middle Ages, Geraldine Heng
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Beginnings: racial worlds, medieval worlds: why this book, and how to read a book on medieval race -- Inventions/reinventions: race studies, modernity, and the Middle Ages -- State/nation: a case study of the racial state: Jews as internal minority in England -- War/empire: race figures in the international contest: The Islamic "Saracen" -- Color: epidermal race, fantasmatic race: blackness and Africa in the racial sensorium -- World I: a global race in the European imaginary: Native Americans in the North Atlantic -- World II: the Mongol Empire: global race as absolute power -- World III: "gypsies": a global race in diaspora, a slave race for the centuries
Control code
1002124998
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 493 pages
Isbn
9781108422789
Lccn
2017035904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300807
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002124998

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