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The Resource Dark mirror : the medieval origins of anti-Jewish iconography, Sara Lipton

Dark mirror : the medieval origins of anti-Jewish iconography, Sara Lipton

Label
Dark mirror : the medieval origins of anti-Jewish iconography
Title
Dark mirror
Title remainder
the medieval origins of anti-Jewish iconography
Statement of responsibility
Sara Lipton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Dark Mirror, Sara Lipton offers a fascinating examination of the emergence of anti-Semitic iconography in the Middle AgesThe straggly beard, the hooked nose, the bag of coins, and gaudy apparel--the religious artists of medieval Christendom had no shortage of virulent symbols for identifying Jews. Yet, hateful as these depictions were, the story they tell is not as simple as it first appears.Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, Lipton argues that these visual stereotypes were neither an inevitable outgrowth of Christian theology nor a simple reflection of medieval prejudices. Instead, she maps out the complex relationship between medieval Christians' religious ideas, social experience, and developing artistic practices that drove their depiction of Jews from benign, if exoticized, figures connoting ancient wisdom to increasingly vicious portrayals inspired by (and designed to provoke) fear and hostility.At the heart of this lushly illustrated and meticulously researched work are questions that have occupied scholars for ages--why did Jews becomes such powerful and poisonous symbols in medieval art? Why were Jews associated with certain objects, symbols, actions, and deficiencies? And what were the effects of such portrayals--not only in medieval society, but throughout Western history? What we find is that the image of the Jew in medieval art was not a portrait of actual neighbors or even imagined others, but a cloudy glass into which Christendom gazed to find a distorted, phantasmagoric rendering of itself"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
704.9/49305892404
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8219.J49
LC item number
L57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Dark mirror : the medieval origins of anti-Jewish iconography, Sara Lipton
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/104/9780805079104/image/lgcover.9780805079104.jpg
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6047823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780805079104
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)6169703
  • (Sirsi) i9780805079104
  • (OCoLC)869770495
Label
Dark mirror : the medieval origins of anti-Jewish iconography, Sara Lipton
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/104/9780805079104/image/lgcover.9780805079104.jpg
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6047823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780805079104
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)6169703
  • (Sirsi) i9780805079104
  • (OCoLC)869770495

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