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Christian antisemitism and intermedial experience in late medieval England

Bale, Anthony (2008) Christian antisemitism and intermedial experience in late medieval England. In: Dimmock, M. and Hadfield, A. (eds.) The Religions of the Book: Christian Perceptions, 1400-1660. Early Modern Literature in History. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 23-44. ISBN 9780230020047.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: The Religions of the Book explores Christian perceptions of the complex relationship between the 'religions of the book' – Christianity, Islam and Judaism – from 1400 to 1660. This period defines the rise of the Islamic Ottoman and the Catholic Spanish Empires, each with rhetorical – if not actual – claims to global dominance, and the apocalyptic conflict between them. It is also a period in which Christianity and Islam were riven by schism, profoundly complicating notions of just and holy war. Similarly, the connections between Christianity and Judaism were subject to continual debate and a wide range of responses. These expansive and interdisciplinary essays question how Christianity was understood in relation to others 'of the book'; the comprehension of common religious narratives and geography; and the nature of their conflict and co-existence. This collection demonstrates how the interaction of these three religions is crucial for an understanding of the period 1400 to 1660.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > English and Humanities
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 11:01
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:17
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/1583

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