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The Devil's Historians: How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past (Paperback)

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Amy S. Kaufman and Paul B. Sturtevant examine the many ways in which the medieval past has been manipulated to promote discrimination, oppression, and murder. Tracing the fetish for "medieval times" behind toxic ideologies like nationalism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, misogyny, and white supremacy, Kaufman and Sturtevant show us how the Middle Ages have been twisted for political purposes in every century that followed. The Devil's Historians casts aside the myth of an oppressive, patriarchal medieval monoculture and reveals a medieval world not often shown in popular culture: one that is diverse, thriving, courageous, compelling, and complex.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781487587840
ISBN-10: 1487587848
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication Date: May 28th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English