Jews of Medieval Western Christendom by Robert Chazan
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Jews of Medieval Western Christendom
By Robert Chazan

The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom

1000-1500

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Jews of Medieval Western Christendom by Robert Chazan

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Between the years AD 1000 and 1500, western Christendom absorbed by conquest and attracted through immigration a growing number of Jews. This community was to make a valuable contribution to rapidly developing European civilisation but was also to suffer some terrible setbacks, culminating in a series of expulsions from the more advanced westerly areas of Europe. At the same time, vigorous new branches of world Jewry emerged and a rich new Jewish cultural legacy was created. In this important historical synthesis, Robert Chazan discusses the Jewish experience over a 500 year period across the entire continent of Europe. As well as being the story of medieval Jewry, the book simultaneously illuminates important aspects of majority life in Europe during this period. This book is essential reading for all students of medieval Jewish history and an important reference for any scholar of medieval Europe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521616645
ISBN-10: 0521616646
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Pages: 362
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Robert Chazan

From Anti-Judaism to Anti-Semitism by Robert Chazan From Anti-Judaism to Anti-Semitism, Paperback (October 2016)

This book traces the hardening of Christian attitudes to Jews, Judiasm and their history during the second half of the Middle Ages.

Reassessing Jewish Life in Medieval Europe by Robert Chazan Reassessing Jewish Life in Medieval Europe, Paperback (September 2010)

Chazan argues that the challenges of life for Jews in medieval Western Christendom stimulated ingenuity, leading to later Jewish successes.

Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom by Robert Chazan Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom, Paperback (January 2009)

This 2003 study examines the techniques of persuasion adopted by the Jewish polemicists.

Jews of Medieval Western Christendom by Robert Chazan Jews of Medieval Western Christendom, Hardback (November 2006)

A comprehensive synthesis of medieval Jewish history between AD 1000 and 1500.

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Author Biography - Robert Chazan

Dr Robert Chazan is currently S. H. and Helen R. Scheur Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University.

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