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Fear and Loathing in the North: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region (Hardcover)

Fear and Loathing in the North: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region By Cordelia Heß (Editor), Jonathan Adams (Editor) Cover Image
By Cordelia Heß (Editor), Jonathan Adams (Editor)
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Due to the scarcity of sources regarding actual Jewish and Muslim communities and settlements, there has until now been little work on either the perception of or encounters with Muslims and Jews in medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region. The volume provides the reader with the possibility to appreciate and understand the complexity of Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations in the medieval North. The contributions cover topics such as cultural and economic exchange between Christians and members of other religions; evidence of actual Jews and Muslims in the Baltic Rim; images and stereotypes of the Other.
The volume thus presents a previously neglected field of research that will help nuance the overall picture of interreligious relations in medieval Europe.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783110346466
ISBN-10: 311034646X
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: April 24th, 2015
Pages: 422
Language: English