Black Legacies : Race and the European Middle Ages

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  • Author(s): Ramey, Lynn Tarte
  • Publication Information:
    Gainesville : University Press of Florida. 2014
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Black Legacies looks at color-based prejudice in medieval and modern texts in order to reveal key similarities. Bringing far-removed time periods into startling conversation, this book argues that certain attitudes and practices present in Europe's Middle Ages were foundational in the development of the western concept of race.Using historical, literary, and artistic sources, Lynn Ramey shows that twelfth- and thirteenth-century discourse was preoccupied with skin color and the coding of black as “evil” and white as “good.” Ramey demonstrates that fears of miscegenation show up in all medieval European societies. She pinpoints these same ideas in the rhetoric of later centuries. Mapmakers and travel writers of the colonial era used medieval lore of “monstrous peoples” to question the humanity of indigenous New World populations, and medieval arguments about humanness were employed to justify the slave trade. Ramey even analyzes how race is explored in films set in medieval Europe, revealing an enduring fascination with the Middle Ages as a touchstone for processing and coping with racial conflict in the West today.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780813060071. 9780813055046.
    • Accession Number:
      894025406
    • Accession Number:
      772102
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    • ABNT:
      RAMEY, L. T. Black Legacies : Race and the European Middle Ages. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Ramey LT. Black Legacies : Race and the European Middle Ages. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 2014. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=772102&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas. Accessed August 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Ramey, L. T. (2014). Black Legacies : Race and the European Middle Ages. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=772102&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ramey, Lynn Tarte. 2014. Black Legacies : Race and the European Middle Ages. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=772102&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas.
    • Harvard:
      Ramey, L. T. (2014) Black Legacies : Race and the European Middle Ages. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=772102&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas (Accessed: 19 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ramey, LT 2014, Black Legacies : Race and the European Middle Ages, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, viewed 19 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Ramey, Lynn Tarte. Black Legacies : Race and the European Middle Ages. University Press of Florida, 2014. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=772102&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ramey, Lynn Tarte. Black Legacies : Race and the European Middle Ages. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=772102&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ramey LT. Black Legacies : Race and the European Middle Ages [Internet]. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 2014 [cited 2019 Aug 19]. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=772102&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas