Meeting the Foreign in the Middle Ages

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Overview

This book is a collection of essays that investigate the fascination, influence, and tolerances of the foreign "other"-non-Europeans, non-whites, non-Christians, gays and lesbians, peoples cast outside the pale, and physically or mentally impaired people- living in or traveling through Europe during the Middle Ages.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415930024
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/12/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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Albert Classen, PhD., is Professor of German at the University of Arizona.

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Table of Contents

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Introduction: The Self, the Other, and Everything in Between: Xenological Phenomenology of the Middle Ages
Ch. 1 The Saracen and the Martyr: Embracing the Foreign in Hrotsvit's Pelagius 1
Ch. 2 Foreigner, Foe, and Neighbor: The Religious Cult as a Forum for Political Reconciliation 11
Ch. 3 Hungarians as Vremde in Medieval Germany 27
Ch. 4 The Face of the Foreigner in Medieval German Courtly Literature 45
Ch. 5 Visitors from Another Space: The Medieval Revenant as Foreigner 71
Ch. 6 The Foreigner within: The Subject of Abjection in Sir Gowther 96
Ch. 7 Sir Gowther: Imagining Race in Late Medieval England 118
Ch. 8 Margins in Middle English Romance: Culture and Characterization in the Awntyrs Off Arthure at the Terne Wathelyne and the Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell 133
Ch. 9 Cannibal Diplomacy: Otherness in the Middle English Text Richard Coer De Lion 153
Ch. 10 Anselm Turmeda: The Visionary Humanism of a Muslim Convert and Catalan Prophet 172
Ch. 11 Social Bodies and the Non-Christian 'Other' in the Twelfth Century: John of Salisbury and Peter of Celle 192
Ch. 12 Religious Geography: Designating Jews and Muslims as Foreigners in Medieval England 202
Ch. 13 Foreigners in Konrad Von Wurzburg's Partonopier Und Meliur 226
Ch. 14 The Intimate Other: Hans Folz's Dialogue Between "Christian and Jew" 249
Contributors 268
Index 271
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