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The Exclusionary West: Medieval Minorities and the Making of Modern Europe (Hardback)

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Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are on the rise in twenty-first-century Europe, but these notions of the malevolent, conspiring Jew or Muslim are far more than a medieval trope. Over the last millennium, deep currents of exclusion have shaped not only modern relationships between majorities and minorities, but the distinctive Western relationship between state and society.

This volume asks an important question: why is it that, in a period when Europe's Islamic south and Catholic and Orthodox east remained home to religiously diverse communities, the Western fringes of Latin Christendom instead rid themselves of Jews and Muslims, through exploitation, mass murder, deportations and enslavement? Ariel Salzmann identifies the intersecting structural and sociological roots of this peculiarly Western approach, from rapid consolidation of secular polities and commercial markets in the Crusades era; to the ideology and practice of ritualised, politicised violence against minorities; to distinctive forms of economic protectionism arising from the use of minorities and their resources as bargaining chips.

'The Exclusionary West' shows that the medieval exclusion of minorities is bound up with the very foundation of Western European nation-states, informing the basic rights of civil citizenship and shaping Western ideas of identity and belonging. These legacies retain their insidious but potent power today.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalHistory of religion Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 29/06/2023 ISBN-13: 9781787383159  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ariel Salzmann is Associate Professor of Islamic and World History at Queen's University (Canada), specialised in comparative state formation, inter-faith relations and global currents of modern political thought. She is the author of 'Tocqueville in the Ottoman Empire', and important shorter studies on the Ottoman Empire and the early modern Mediterranean.

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