The Monstrous Races In Medieval Art And Thought by John Block Friedman

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Beyond the boundaries of the known Christian world during the Middle Ages, the were alien cultures that intrigued, puzzled, and sometimes frightened the people of Europe. The reports of travelers in Africa and Asia revealed that "monstrous" races of men lived there, whose appearance and customs were quite different from the European norm. This book examines the impact of these cultures upon Western art, literature, and philosophy, from their mention until the age of exploration.

Harvard University Press, 1981.
ISBN: 9780674586529. 268 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.