The Monstrous Races in Medieval Art and Thought (Paperback)

By John Block Friedman

Syracuse University Press, 9780815628262, 308pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2000



During the Middle Ages, travelers in Africa and Asia reported that "monstrous races" thrived beyond the boundaries of the known world. John B. Friedman offers an introspective look at these races and their interaction with Western art, literature, and philosophy.