Accursed, Superior Men: Ethno-Religious Minorities and Politics in the Medieval Mediterranean

  title={Accursed, Superior Men: Ethno-Religious Minorities and Politics in the Medieval Mediterranean},
  author={Brian A. Catlos},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={844 - 869}
  • Brian A. Catlos
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Abstract One of the most salient features of the medieval Mediterranean is that it was a zone of intense interaction and long-term cohabitation of members of various ethno-religious communities whose relations are usually conceived of as fundamentally adversarial. Yet Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived amongst each other in both the Christian- and Muslim-ruled Mediterranean, even during the era of the crusades. Typically, such relationships have been presented as either fundamentally hostile… Expand
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