Further Reading: Middle Ages

The following is a list of academic studies dealing with character assassination. More readings will be posted, so be sure to check often.

Readings involving character assassination in the middle ages:

Middle ages: the time in European history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance (from the 5th century to the 15th century).

  • Bosbach, Franz (ed.), Feindbilder. Die Darstellung des Gegners in der politischen Publizistik des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (Cologne – Weimar – Vienna 1992)
  • Brandes, Wolfram & Felicitas Schmieder (eds.), Antichrist. Konstruktionen von Feindbildern (Berlin 2010)
  • Edgerton, S.Y., Jr., Pictures and Punishment: Art and Criminal Prosecution during the Florentine Renaissance (Ithaca, NY – London 1985)
  • Higgs Strickland, Debra, Saracens, Demons and Jews: Making Monsters in Medieval Art (Princeton 2003)
  • Klaniczay, Gábor, ‘Representations of the evil ruler in the middle ages’, in: H. Durchhardt, R.A. Jackson & D. Sturdy (eds.), European Monarchy: Its Evolution and Practice from Roman Antiquity to Modern Times (Stuttgart 1992) 69-79
  • Meier-Staubach, Christel, ‘Verkehrte Rituale. Umkehrung, Parodie, Satire und Kritik’, in: Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, Matthias Puhle, Jutta Götzmann & Gerd Althoff (eds.), Spektakel der Macht. Rituale im alten Europa, 800-1800 (Darmstadt 2008) 181-198
  • Möhring, Hannes, ‘Heiliger Krieg und politische Pragmatik: Salahadinus Tyrannus’, Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters 39 (1983) 417-466

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