Discourses of the Muslim Other

  • Jerold C. Frakes
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


Before proceeding to the material from Germany that is relevant to the construction of a discourse of the Muslim Other in the Middle Ages, it is first necessary to theorize such an analysis. While that might be accomplished in other subfields of medieval studies with a requisite bow and nod to the appropriate foundational texts, such is not quite the case in medieval German studies, where that theorization has not yet been comprehensively executed. Thus, in attempting to contribute to that ongoing process, the following pages will tread some familiar ground for many readers, but will ultimately, I hope, make possible more adequately contextualized readings of the literary texts from medieval Germany that form the object of the study in succeeding chapters.


Muslim Community Literary Text Postcolonial Theory Narrative Device Postcolonial Study 
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