Now available from University of Toronto Press:
THE DEVIL’S HISTORIANS
How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past
by Amy S. Kaufman and Paul B. Sturtevant
Look inside The Devil's Historians.
Medieval history is misused every day.
History is powerful stuff. In the wrong hands, history can be misused to justify prejudice, hate, murder, terrorism and genocide. And because the Middle Ages are so distant, yet so popular, people have used medieval history to their own evil ends for hundreds of years. And they continue to do so today.
What people are saying about The Devil’s Historians:
“The Devil’s Historians is a book that should be read by every teacher and student of medieval studies. Timely and hard-hitting, the book is unapologetic in its condemnation of modern groups who use a literally white-washed version of the Middle Ages to promote their own agendas of hatred and discrimination.... This is a well-researched and highly scholarly book written with journalistic ease and page-turning appeal.”
Go beyond the book.
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