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Shebas Daughters: Whitening and Demonizing the Saracen Woman in Medieval French Epic Jacqu de Weever

Shebas Daughters: Whitening and Demonizing the Saracen Woman in Medieval French Epic

Jacqu de Weever

Published June 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780815330189
Hardcover
292 pages
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The Saracens were the Black Devils of medieval epics, romances and biblical exegesis, making it clear that the colour black always had negative connotations. However, the daughters of these Black Devils were usually described as beautiful whiteMoreThe Saracens were the Black Devils of medieval epics, romances and biblical exegesis, making it clear that the colour black always had negative connotations. However, the daughters of these Black Devils were usually described as beautiful white maidens, who married white Christian Knights.