Early Reviews of The Devil’s Historians
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In this short and timely book, Amy S. Kaufman and Paul B. Sturtevant examine the many ways in which the medieval past has been manipulated to promote discrimination, oppression, and murder. Tracing the fetish for “medieval times” behind toxic ideologies like nationalism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, misogyny, and white supremacy, Kaufman and Sturtevant show us that the Middle Ages have been twisted for political purposes ever since they came to a close.
The Devil’s Historians casts aside the myths of an oppressive, patriarchal medieval monoculture and reveals a medieval world not often shown in popular culture: one that is diverse, thriving, courageous, compelling, and far more complex than those who want to bring us back to the Middle Ages would have you believe.