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Dark Mirror

The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography

Dark Mirror( )
Author: Lipton, Sara
ISBN:978-0-8050-9601-9
Publication Date:Nov 2014
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Imprint:Metropolitan Books
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

In Dark Mirror, Sara Lipton offers a fascinating examination of the emergence of anti-Semitic iconography in the Middle Ages The 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,...
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