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By Justine Firnhaber-Baker,Meredith Cohen

distinction in medieval France was once no longer completely a marker for social exclusion, upsetting emotions of disgust and disaffection, however it may also create cohesion and sympathy between teams. individuals to this quantity deal with inclusion and exclusion from quite a few views, starting from ethnic and linguistic distinction in Charlemagne's court docket, to lewd sculpture in Béarn, to prostitution and destitution in Paris. prepared thematically, the sections development from the dialogue of tolerance and intolerance, in the course of the basically outlined proposal of foreignness, to the complicated research of stranger identification within the medieval interval. As an entire the amount offers a clean, fascinating viewpoint on questions of exclusion and belonging within the medieval world.

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