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Frontier Narratives: Liminal Lives in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Hardcover)

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This book explores how human interaction in the frontier zones of the early modern Mediterranean was represented during the period, across genres and languages. The Muslim-Christian divide in the region produced an unusual kind of slavery, fostered a surge in conversion to Islam and offered an ideal habitat for Catholic martyrdom. The book argues that identities and alterities were multiple, that there was no war between Christianity and Islam and that commerce prevailed over ideology and dogma. Inspired by Braudel, who asserts that 'the Mediterranean speaks with many voices; it is a sum of individual histories', it endeavors to allow the people of the early modern Mediterranean to speak for themselves.

About the Author


Steven Hutchinson is Professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Product Details
ISBN: 9781526146434
ISBN-10: 1526146436
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: May 7th, 2020
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Artes Liberales