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The Devil's Historians
How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past210
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.
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Amy Kaufman, Paul Sturtevant
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 "e;medieval times"e; behind toxic ideologies like nationa...
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"This is an important overview of both extremism in society today and its use of medieval symbols, folktales, and rewritten history by groups to justify everything from degradation of women to racism to the arbitrary construct of two genders." -- Wendy J. Turner * <em>Medievally Speaking </em> *
Amy S. Kaufman is a scholar of medieval studies and popular culture. Paul B. Sturtevant is Editor in Chief of The Public Medievalist and a Visitor Research Specialist at The Smithsonian Institution.
Acknowledgments Introduction: Weaponizing History 1. The Middle Ages: Foundational Myths 2. Nationalism and Nostalgia 3. The "Clash of Civilizations" 4. White (Supremacist) Knights 5. Knights in Shining Armor and Damsels in Distress 6. Medievalism and Religious Extremism Epilogue: The Future of the Medieval Past Notes Further Reading