Saracens and race in Roman de la Rose iconography: The case of Dangier in MS Douce 195

Altschul, N. R. (2013) Saracens and race in Roman de la Rose iconography: The case of Dangier in MS Douce 195. Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures, 2(1), pp. 1-15. (doi: 10.1353/dph.2013.0005)

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Abstract

This essay discusses the racialized portrayal of Dangier in Bodleian Library MS Douce 195. In contrast to the notion that the Middle Ages had no recourse to race as phenotypical difference, it argues that the orientalization of depictions in late medieval manuscripts like Douce 195— mostly studied through costume—is also to be found in portrayals of skin pigmentation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Altschul, Dr Nadia
Authors: Altschul, N. R.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
ISSN:2162-9552
ISSN (Online):2162-9552

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