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Alienated Minority

Paperback|Nov 1994
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A narrative history covering 1000 years of Jewish life which integrates the Jewish experience into the overall culture and society of medieval Europe. Showing what it meant to be a Jew in the Middle Ages, the text begins in the...


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A narrative history covering 1000 years of Jewish life which integrates the Jewish experience into the overall culture and society of medieval Europe. Showing what it meant to be a Jew in the Middle Ages, the text begins in the fifth century and covers family, intellectual life, banking and more.
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This narrative history surveying one thousand years of Jewish life integrates the Jewish experience into the context of the overall culture and society of medieval Europe. It presents a new picture of the interaction between Christians and Jews in this tumultuous era. ^ "Alienated Minority" shows us what it meant to be a Jew in Europe in the Middle Ages. The story begins in the fifth century, when autonomous Jewish rule in Palestine came to a close, and when the papacy, led by Gregory the Great, established enduring principles regarding Christian policy toward Jews. Kenneth Stow examines the structures of self-government in the European Jewish community and the centrality of emerging concepts of representation. He studies economic enterprise, especially banking; constructs a clear image of the medieval Jewish family; and portrays in detail the very rich Jewish intellectual life. ^ Analyzing policies of Church and State in the Middle Ages, Stow argues that a firmly defined legal a
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 183391
  • Product Code 0674015932
  • EAN 9780674015937
  • Pages 358
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date Nov 1994
  • Dimensions 232 x 163 x 18mm
  • Weight 0.560kg
  • Introduction 1. A Christianizing Society 2. Early Medieval Realities 3. Cultural Beginnings 4. Maturing Culture And Politics 5. The Crusades 6. Hasidei Ashkenaz 7. Exegesis 8. Community 9. Family 10. Economics 11. Instability And Decline 12. Expulsion Bibliography Index

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