Reassessing Jewish Life in Medieval Europe (BOK)

Robert Chazan

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This book re-evaluates the prevailing notion that Jews in medieval Christian Europe lived under an appalling regime of ecclesiastical limitation, governmental exploitation and expropriation, and unceasing popular violence. Robert Chazan argues that, while Jewish life in medieval Western Christendom was indeed beset with grave difficulties, it was nevertheless an environment rich in opportunities; the Jews of medieval Europe overcame obstacles, grew in number, explored innovative economic options, and fashioned enduring new forms of Jewish living. His research also provides a reconsideration of the legacy of medieval Jewish life, which is often depicted as equally destructive and projected as the underpinning of the twentieth-century catastrophes of antisemitism and the Holocaust. Dr Chazan's research proves that, although Jewish life in the medieval West laid the foundation for much Jewish suffering in the post-medieval world, it also stimulated considerable Jewish ingenuity, which lies at the root of impressive Jewish successes in the modern West.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Robert Chazan
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521145435
Antall sider 290 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 22,8cm x 2cm
Vekt 412 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd