Jews, Saracens, ‘Black Men’, Tartars: England in a World of Racial Difference

  title={Jews, Saracens, ‘Black Men’, Tartars: England in a World of Racial Difference},
  author={Geraldine Heng},
Medieval England, in its dramatically contrasting responses to the non-European, non-Christian nations, races and communities it encountered and found to be irreducibly alien can at fi rst glance appear – like Britain – to be a collective entity altogether strange and unpredictable. For instance, in a European century in which canon law inveighed against heresy, and heretics were persecuted in inquisition and crusade, the English monarch Edward I and his courtiers, in an extraordinary gesture… Expand

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