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The Cambridge History of Judaism

Volume 6. The Middle Ages: The Christian World

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Robert Chazan, Anna Sapir Abulafia, David Berger, Nicholas de Lange, David Abulafia, Robert Bonfil, Yom Tov Assis, Mark Meyerson, Ram Ben Shalom, Alfred Haverkamp, Nora Berend, Ephraim Shoham-Steiner, Michael Toch, Jeffrey Woolf, Ephraim Kanarfogel, Elisheva Baumgarten, Daniel Lasker, David M. Bunis, James T. Robinson, Malachi Beit-Arié, Martin Lockshin, Alyssa Gray, Stefen C. Reif, Elisabeth Hollander, Mauro Zonta, Gad Freudenthal, Elliot Wolfson, Jonathan Decter, Eva Haverkamp, Katerin Kogman-Appel
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  • Date Published: September 2018
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  • Volume 6 examines the history of Judaism during the second half of the Middle Ages. Through the first half of the Middle Ages, the Jewish communities of western Christendom lagged well behind those of eastern Christendom and the even more impressive Jewries of the Islamic world. As Western Christendom began its remarkable surge forward in the eleventh century, this progress had an impact on the Jewish minority as well. The older Jewries of southern Europe grew and became more productive in every sense. Even more strikingly, a new set of Jewries were created across northern Europe, when this undeveloped area was strengthened demographically, economically, militarily, and culturally. From the smallest and weakest of the world's Jewish centers in the year 1000, the Jewish communities of western Christendom emerged - despite considerable obstacles - as the world's dominant Jewish center by the end of the Middle Ages. This demographic, economic, cultural, and spiritual dominance was maintained down into modernity.

    • Features essays written by acknowledged experts in the various sub-fields of medieval European Jewish history, assuring knowledgeable and dependable syntheses of current scholarship
    • The volume is usefully organized into three segments: 1) the Jewries of various geographic areas; 2) aspects of Jewish social and communal history; 3) aspects of Jewish intellectual and spiritual history
    • Offers a diversity of authorial perspectives, with chapters written by authors from major centers of Jewish scholarship, such as North America and Israel, and by scholars from smaller European centers as well
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    • Date Published: September 2018
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108340533
    • contains: 2 maps 1 table
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Robert Chazan
    Part I. Jews in the Medieval Christian World:
    1. The Prior Church legacy Robert Chazan
    2. Medieval Church doctrines and policies Anna Sapir Abulafia
    3. Mutual perceptions and attitudes David Berger
    4. Byzantium Nicholas de Lange
    5. Italy: (a) South David Abulafia
    (b) North Robert Bonfil
    6. Spain: (a) The transition to Christian rule Yom Tov Assis
    (b) Under Christian rule Mark Meyerson
    7. Southern France Ram Ben Shalom
    8. Northwestern Europe Robert Chazan
    9. Germany Alfred Haverkamp
    10. Northeastern Europe Nora Berend
    Part II. Social and Institutional History:
    11. The sources Ephraim Shoham-Steiner
    12. Demography and migrations Michael Toch
    13. Economic activities Michael Toch
    14. Communal and religious organization Jeffrey Woolf
    15. Schools and education Ephraim Kanarfogel
    16. Annual cycle and life cycle Elisheva Baumgarten
    17. The family Elisheva Baumgarten
    Part III. Spiritual and Intellectual History:
    18. The sources Daniel Lasker
    19. Languages and translations: (a) Languages David M. Bunis
    (b) Translations James T. Robinson
    20. Book production Malachi Beit-Arié
    21. Bible studies Martin Lockshin
    22. Talmudic studies Ephraim Kanarfogel
    23. Jewish law Alyssa Gray
    24. Liturgy and Piyut: (a) Liturgy Stefen C. Reif
    (b) Piyut Elisabeth Hollander
    25. Philosophy Mauro Zonta
    26. Science and medicine Gad Freudenthal
    27. Mysticism Elliot Wolfson
    28. Belles-lettres Jonathan Decter
    29. Polemics Daniel Lasker
    30. Historiography Eva Haverkamp
    31. Material culture and art Katerin Kogman-Appel
    Suggested readings
    Index.

  • Editor

    Robert Chazan, New York University
    Robert Chazan serves as Scheuer Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, where he was founding chair of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. He has published widely on medieval Jewish history in many books and numerous articles in American and foreign academic journals. Two recent books are The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom (Cambridge, 2006) and Reassessing Jewish Life in Medieval Europe (Cambridge, 2010). He is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America and the American Academy of Jewish Research, where he has served as President.

    Contributors

    Robert Chazan, Anna Sapir Abulafia, David Berger, Nicholas de Lange, David Abulafia, Robert Bonfil, Yom Tov Assis, Mark Meyerson, Ram Ben Shalom, Alfred Haverkamp, Nora Berend, Ephraim Shoham-Steiner, Michael Toch, Jeffrey Woolf, Ephraim Kanarfogel, Elisheva Baumgarten, Daniel Lasker, David M. Bunis, James T. Robinson, Malachi Beit-Arié, Martin Lockshin, Alyssa Gray, Stefen C. Reif, Elisabeth Hollander, Mauro Zonta, Gad Freudenthal, Elliot Wolfson, Jonathan Decter, Eva Haverkamp, Katerin Kogman-Appel

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