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Race, Gender, Sexuality in the Pre-Modern: A Guide to Research Resources

A preliminary guide designed to help faculty decolonize their Premodern syllabi and help students explore beyond Western, canonical histories.

Books Available At Decker Library

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List of Books Currently on Order

This list will be updated once the books arrive and are available at Decker Library:

Abu-Lughod, Janet L. 2013. Before European hegemony: the world system A.D. 1250-1350. Oxford University Press.

Afanador-Pujol, Angélica Jimena. 2015. The Relación de Michoacán: (1539-1541) and the Politics of Representation in Colonial Mexico. Austin (Texas): University of Texas Press.

Akbari, Suzanne Conklin. 2012. Idols in the East: European representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100-1450. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press.

Bennett, Herman L. 2019. African kings and Black slaves: sovereignty and dispossession in the early modern Atlantic.

Bleichmar, Daniela, and Peter C. Mancall. 2013. Collecting across cultures: material exchanges in the early modern Atlantic world.

Chapman, Matthieu. 2018. Anti-black racism in early modern English drama: the other 'other'.

Cohen Suarez, Ananda. 2016. Heaven, hell, and everything in between: murals of the colonial Andes.

Coles, Kimberly Anne, Ralph Bauer, Zita C. Nunes, and Carla L. Peterson. 2015. The cultural politics of blood, 1500-1900: [papers presented at the conference "Bloodwork: The politics of the Body, 1500-1900", 6-7 May 2011 at the University of Maryland]. Basingstoke (Hampshire): Palgrave Macmillan.

Cox, Virginia. 2008. Women's writing in Italy 1400-1650. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Dusenbury, Mary M., and Monica Bethe. 2015. Color in ancient and medieval East Asia. Yale: Yale Univ. Press.

Ferguson, Gary. 2016. Same-sex marriage in Renaissance Rome: sexuality, identity, and community in early modern Europe.

Fromont, Cécile. 2019. Afro-Catholic festivals in the Americas: performance, representation, and the making of Black Atlantic tradition.

Freccero, Carla. 2006. Queer/early/modern. Durham: Duke University Press.

Gomez. Michael. 2019. AFRICAN DOMINION: a new history of empire in early and medieval west africa. [S.l.]: PRINCETON UNIV PRESS.

Heng, Geraldine. 2003. Empire of magic: medieval romance and the politics of cultural fantasy. New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press.

Hsy, Jonathan Horng. 2013. Trading tongues: merchants, multilingualism, and medieval literature.

Hufton, Olwen H. 1998. The prospect before her: a history of women in Western Europe. New York: Vintage Books.

Ingham, Patricia Clare, and Michelle R. Warren. 2003. Postcolonial moves : medieval through modern. New York (N.Y.): Palgrave Macmillan.

Kabir, Ananya Jahanara, and Deanne Williams. 2010. Postcolonial approaches to the European Middle Ages: translating cultures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Karras, Ruth Mazo. 2014. Unmarriages: women, men, and sexual unions in the middle ages. [Place of publication not identified]: University Of Pennsylvani.

Kerpel, Diana Magalori. 2014. The colors of the new world: artists, materials and the creation of the Florentine Codex. Los Angeles: Getty conservation Institute.

Kuriyama, Shigehisa. 2011. The expressiveness of the body and the divergence of Greek and Chinese medicine. New York: Zone Books.

Kwon, Cheeyun Lilian. 2019. Efficacious underworld: the evolution of Ten Kings paintings in medieval China and Korea.

Loomba, Ania, and Melissa E. Sanchez. 2016. Rethinking feminism in early modern studies: gender, race, and sexuality.

Peacock, A. C. S. 2015. The medieval central Asia and the Persianate world Iranian tradition and Islamic civilisation. London: I.B. Tauris.

Ramachandran, Ayesha. 2018. Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe. University of Chicago Press.

Shemek, Deanna. 1998. Ladies errant: wayward women and social order in early modern Italy. Durham: Duke University Press.

Zuckerburg, Donna. 2019. NOT ALL DEAD WHITE MEN: classics and misogyny in the digital age. [S.l.]: HARVARD UNIV PRESS.

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