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At the Gate of Christendom

At the Gate of Christendom
Jews, Muslims and 'Pagans' in Medieval Hungary, c.1000 – c.1300

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series

  • Date Published: May 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521651851

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  • This is a study of the economic, social, legal and religious position of three minorities within the medieval Christian kingdom of Hungary. The book demonstrates that the status of such minorities depended not simply on Christian religious tenets, but on a larger framework--including the legal and social system, economic possibilities, and conflicts between kings and the clergy. It also investigates the situation "at the gate of Christendom"--the frontier with the nomad world--and the way this affected both Christian and non-Christian interaction and Christian ideology.

    • The first book to analyse the position of minorities and cultural interaction in medieval Hungary
    • Provides an analysis of medieval socio-religious interaction
    • Offers a complex analysis of the economic, legal, social and religious status of non-Christian groups
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    Awards

    • Winner of the American Association for the Study of Hungarian History 2003 Book Award

    Reviews & endorsements

    "...a fine first book from an excellent young scholar. One looks forward eagerly to the next." SPECULUM

    "The book is a model for future studies of Jewish-Christian and Muslim-Christian relations in the Middle Ages." Theological Studies

    "Nora Berend's book will certainly become an indispensable tool for those interested in the history of medieval Hungary, the relations between the Catholic majority and the non-Christian minorities in European countries under Rome's spiritual influence, the policy of the theocratic papacy toward the non-Catholic communities in the thirteenth century, and the specific situation in the bordering countries of the Latin Christian world." Slavic Review

    "This enlightening book will be helpful for all those interested in the dynamics of ethnic identity, persecution and tolerance, and religious identification." Stephen D. Benin, Religious Studies Review

    "[An] impeccably researched and beautifully organized book." American Historical Review

    "Berend's research shows a fascinating variety of approaches to dealing with non-Christian minorities, and she is able to show how many factors contributed to the varying efforts to convert, exterminate, tolerate, or even incoporate these groups into Hungarian society...A good...resource for academic libraries supporting upper level history students." Catholic Library World

    "Nora Berend has found a unique topic that presents a wide range of questions on religion and social identity...Berend uses an impressive array of documentation...an interesting and recommendable study." Comitatus

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521651851
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. Hungary: a frontier society
    2. Christians and non-Christians
    3. The legal position of Hungary's non-Christian population
    4. Non-Christians in Hungarian economy and society
    5. Conflicts between the papacy and the kings
    6. Christian perceptions and attitudes
    7. Non-Christian communities: continuity, transformation, conversion and assimilation
    Conclusion
    Appendices
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Nora Berend, University of Cambridge

    Awards

    • Winner of the American Association for the Study of Hungarian History 2003 Book Award

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