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Description - Alienated Minority by Kenneth R. Stow

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 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 5th 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 Jewish intellectual life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674015937
ISBN-10: 0674015932
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kenneth R. Stow

Kenneth Stow has given us an authentic and multidimensional picture of medieval Jewry and its place in European history. He is Professor of Jewish History, University of Haifa.