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By Lisa Lampert

ISBN-10: 0812237757

ISBN-13: 9780812237757

Although representations of medieval Christians and Christianity are hardly ever topic to an analogous scholarly scrutiny as these of Jews and Judaism, "the Christian" is as built a time period, class, and identification as "the Jew." Medieval Christian authors created complicated notions of Christian identification via strategic use of representations of Others: idealized Jewish patriarchs or demonized modern Jews; girl represented as both virgin or whore. In Western concept, the Christian used to be figured as religious and masculine, outlined towards the carnal, female, and Jewish.

Women and Jews usually are not easily the opposite for the Christian exegetical culture, notwithstanding; additionally they signify resources of starting place, as one can't conceive of fellows with no ladies or of Christianity with no Judaism. The bifurcated representations of girl and Jew present in the literature of the center a long time and past mirror the uneasy figurations of ladies and Jews as either insiders and outsiders to Christian society.

Gender and Jewish distinction from Paul to Shakespeare offers the 1st prolonged exam of the linkages of gender and Jewish distinction in overdue medieval and early smooth English literature. concentrating on representations of Jews and girls in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, choices from medieval drama, and Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, Lampert explores the ways that medieval and early smooth authors used options of competition to—and identity with—figures of Jews and girls to create person and collective Christian identities. This ebook exhibits not just how those questions are interrelated within the texts of medieval and early smooth England yet how they exhibit the specified but equally paradoxical areas held by way of lady and Jew inside an extended culture of Western inspiration that extends to the current day.

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