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Jan 12, Kara rated it liked it Shelves: I think that it states with great clarity what Nirenberg spends his whole book trying to prove in relation to the persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

He depends a bit too much on jargon and the book can get repetitive at times since he is repeating his argument but in relation to different minorities prostitutes, Jews, etc.

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Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages by David Nirenberg

The book ends with consideration of violence in the wake of the Black Death. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Concerning the larger field of Jewish history, Nirenberg seeks to free historians from a reliance on a strict teleology that sees all persecution as leading to the Spanish expulsion of or even the Holocaust.


In these cases, underlying religious tensions were exploited for local, specific disputes. Nov 11, Alexander Kennedy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Lists with This Book. The Formation of a Persecuting Society: In this provocative book, he focuses on specific attacks against minorities in fourteenth-century France and the Crown of Aragon Aragon, Catalonia, and Valencia.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Sign In or Create an Account. Nirenberg has a very specialized view of violence against minorities mainly jews, Lepers, and Muslims ot the Middle Ages and I say specialized because he only looks at violence occurring in France and the Crown of Aragon and both places had very unique monarch structures or special circumstances and so I think some of his conclusions about the cause of violence may fit right for the area he talks about, but I do not know if it can blanket all of Europe This is a nirenber sophisticated piece of work, clever in the best sense of the word, rich and variegated, a treasure-house of perceptive scholarship, sensitively nuanced, beautifully controlled, a delight to handle and viooence joy to read.

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Communities of violence: persecution of minorities in the Middle Ages

Characterizing moments of conflict as manifestations of the intolerant or irrational absolves the historian from the search for any explanation, any further meaning.


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Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages. Religious intolerance certainly played a role, often a large one. Jun 12, Maxine marked it as to-read Shelves: Apr 07, Sean Mccarrey rated it liked it. As compared to R. Particularly insightful is his discussion of miscegenation, in which rather than seeing three religions and two genders Nirenberg finds it more useful to speak of communitiss gen Nirenberg cpmmunities the violence between Christians and their subordinate populations of Muslims and Jews in the Kingdom of Aragon as a local phenomenon that establishes boundaries between the groups.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Good scholarly research, but the Sex and Violence chapter was downright confusing and his argument was so subtle it was hard to follow.

Nirenberg’s book Anti-Judaism: This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. This is highly recommended for sociologists and political scientists, particularly those political scientists interested in Dr. Nirenberg questions the longue duree approach that sets individual riots, attacks and pogroms into a series that he characterizes as a “march of intolerance” culminating in modern events, most notably the Holocaust.


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