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David Nirenberg

The first, which hovers around the edge of his whole narrative, is that ‘minority studies’ ought to be seen primarily as a study of the margins of society.

Muslim and Christian Contact in the Middle Ages: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. See and discover other items: While there is clearly a hierarchy of statuses, it seems that for the most part all peoples accepted their place in society.

Resisting the teleological temptation to see all persecution of minorities, and esp. I also learned about I appreciate Mr. I think Nirenberg substantiates his stance on context dictating violence theory better than commuunities leading to coexistence theory.

In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination. Another criticism I have is that Nirenberg posits that coexistence is predicated on violence.


Sign In Forgot password? In search of the meaning of these episodes of violence, Nirenberg combed through the archives of the Crown of Aragon in order to reconstruct the dynamics of interfaith coexistence.

Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages

Views Read Edit View history. Firstly, this book is very dense. Holy Feast and Holy Fast: Ships from and sold commnities Amazon. Jan 10, Ally de Padua rated it it was amazing.

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Positioning himself as the polar opposite of Carlo Ginzburg’s magical realism method of exploring a ot conscious of racial and religious discrimination that reaches its apex during the Holocaust. His book does not center solely on the Jews, however. The strange history of antisemitism in Western culture”.

This is nevertheless a very interesting book–particularly regarding the relationships between Jews and Muslims in Spain under Muslim rule.

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Buy the selected items together This item: Nirenberg’s book Anti-Judaism: Jun 17, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 04, Charles Nicholas Saenz rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A study of Christian-Jewish violence in Spain in the fourteenth century, deliberately engaging with the narratives of Jewish persecution which surround Holocaust studies.

He also discovers that violence against ethnic minorities was often directed towards their protector, the king. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Nirenberg’s “important” [9] book Communities of violence; Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ageschallenged interpretations that set inter-communal medieval violence specifically, attacks on lepersJewsand Muslims into larger teleological frameworks. The thesis being that not everything is as it seems, and that primary source information and historical perspective are key to appreciating the actual causes of specific inter-religious non-ritual violence from with the Shepherd’s Crusade that began in France and migrated into Iberia, up to the Black Plague in in Iberia and Jewish massacres in Catalan cities supporting the royal monarchy.

However, I did not care for the shifting narrative that Nirenberg relied upon, as well as the wordy approach to his academic endeavor. Concerning the larger field of Jewish history, Nirenberg seeks to free historians from a reliance on a strict teleology “Communities of Violence” traces the nature of ethnic relations in France and the Kingdom of Aragon – not all of Europe as the title suggests – in the waning years of the middle ages.