Cultural appropriation #2

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Cultural appropriation #2

Post by jgriffin » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:17 pm

OMG, on p26 of this weeks Private Eye, a mediaeval Crusade specialist historian at Swansea University (Dr Simon John) reveals that 'Saracen' was a term invented around the time of the First Crusade (c. 1095) that is a pejorative term (i.e insult) to Muslims! Being a good Welsh man, he makes the connection with a certain London-based rugby union team'! Ach'a fi!
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Re: Cultural appropriation #2

Post by h's dad » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:20 am

jgriffin wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:17 pm
OMG, on p26 of this weeks Private Eye, a mediaeval Crusade specialist historian at Swansea University (Dr Simon John) reveals that 'Saracen' was a term invented around the time of the First Crusade (c. 1095) that is a pejorative term (i.e insult) to Muslims! Being a good Welsh man, he makes the connection with a certain London-based rugby union team'! Ach'a fi!
And we were debating the Sandy Park issue!

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Thanks for this. Does Dr John make any comment about the Sarakēnoí of Sarakēnḗ as described by Ptolemy in the 2nd century?
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