The Resource The Jews in Christian Europe : a source book, 315-1791, Jacob Rader Marcus, Marc Saperstein

The Jews in Christian Europe : a source book, 315-1791, Jacob Rader Marcus, Marc Saperstein

The Jews in Christian Europe : a source book, 315-1791
The Jews in Christian Europe
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a source book, 315-1791
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Jacob Rader Marcus, Marc Saperstein
  • "A documentary history of Jewish life in Europe, 315-1791, with extensive introductions and notes"--
  • "First published in 1938, Jacob Rader Marcus's The Jews in The Medieval World has remained an indispensable resource for its comprehensive view of Jewish historical experience from late antiquity through the early modern period, viewed through primary source documents in English translation. In this new work based on Marcus's classic source book, Marc Saperstein has recast the volume's focus, now fully centered on Christian Europe, updated the work's organizational format, and added seventy-two new annotated sources. In his compelling introduction, Saperstein supplies a modern and thought-provoking discussion of the changing values that influence our understanding of history, analyzing issues surrounding periodization, organization, and inclusion. Through a vast range of documents written by Jews and Christians, including historical narratives, legal opinions, martyrologies, memoirs, polemics, epitaphs, advertisements, folktales, ethical and pedagogical writings, book prefaces and colophons, commentaries, and communal statutes, The Jews in Christian Europe allows the actors and witnesses of events to speak for themselves"--
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The Jews in Christian Europe : a source book, 315-1791, Jacob Rader Marcus, Marc Saperstein
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Section I. External relations -- The council of Elvira -- Christian leaders object to the sabbath and to the Jewish dating of Easter -- Jews and the later Roman law -- Julian and the Jews -- St. Ambrose and the Jews -- Augustine -- Pope Gregory the Great and the Jews -- The Jews of Spain : church councils and the visigothic code -- Louis the Pious -- Agobard of Lyons -- Bodo and the Jews -- Charters -- The crusader in Mainz -- The accusation of the ritual murder of St. William of Norwich -- The ritual murder accusations at Blois -- The expulsion of the Jews from France -- The York riots -- Innocent III and the Jews -- A Jewish woman impregnated by a cleric; a Jewish woman who became a Catholic -- The burning of the Talmud -- King Louis and the Jews -- Medieval Spanish laws and the Jews -- A bull of Pope Gregory X -- The black death and the Jews -- An oath taken by Jews -- Anti-Jewish riots in the Iberian peninsula -- The Passau host desecration -- The Spanish inquisition begins operations -- The expulsion from Spain -- The massacre of the new Christians of Lisbon -- The Spanish Inquisition at work -- Reuchlin's appeal to Bonetto de Lattes -- Martin Luther and the Jews -- The burning of Talmud in Italy -- Pope Paul IV cum nimis adsurdum -- A new Jewish community in the Netherlands -- The coassack revolt -- A petition for the readmission of the Jews to England -- The readmission of the Jews into Brandenburg -- The martyrdom of the Reizes brothers -- The charter decreed by Frederick II for the Jews of Prussia -- The punishment for sacrilege -- Ezekiel Landau's eulogy for the Empress Maria Theresa -- Section II. Internal dynamics A. Jewish self-government -- Legal questions regarding communal authority -- Ordinances (Takkanot) of Rabbenu Gershom -- Judah ben Asher : homicide and criminal penalties -- Valladolid synod of Castilian Jews -- Sumptuary and other Police laws -- Joseph Colon's responsa on community ordinances and rabbinic synods -- The Shulhan Arukh and its Mappah -- The council of four lands and the Lithuanian council -- The ransom of captives : eastern and southern Europe -- The Barbers' guild at Cracow, Poland -- The continuation of the Jewish community of Sugenheim town -- An attack on the hasidim -- -Shephatiah and Basil I in Constantinople -- Soloman bar Isaac (Rashi) -- Rabbenu Jacob ben Meir and the crusaders -- Abraham ibn Ezra -- Moses ben Nahman (ramban) -- Abraham Abulafia --Geronides on miracles -- Joseph ibn Shem Tov : a sermon on Jewish suffering -- Don Isaac Abravanel on monarchy and republics -- David Reuben -- Josel of Rosheim -- The oath of Amatus Lusitanus -- Maharal of Prague -- Mordecai Meisel, financier, and philanthropist -- Baruch Spinoza, philosopher -- The memoirs of Gluckel of Hamlen -- Joseph Sub Oppenheimer ("Jud Sub") -- Israel ben Eliezer Ba'al Shem Tov (Besht) -- Jacob Frank and the Frankists -- Solomon Maimon in Poland and Berlin -- The Messiah in Crete -- Sefe Hasidim on women -- Kabbalah -- "Practical kabbalah" -- Responses to the philosophical work of maimonides -- Ethical wills -- Jewish education -- A moralist's rebuke of Spanish Jewish society -- A proposed Jewish college -- The woman who refused to remain the wife of an innkeeper -- The Jewish community of Palermo -- A Jewish beautician -- Jewish books and their printers -- Leon Modena on gambling, money-lending, and Jewish languages -- Anti-Christian polemics -- Unusual experiences from the responsa literature -- Letters from ordinary Jews of Prague -- Seventeenth-century memoirs -- Saul Levi Morteira, "the people's envy" -- A preacher's rebuke of Polish Jewish society : berekhiah berakh -- Messianic excitement in Hamburg and Livorno -- An attack on hypocrisy -- Ber of Bloechow and his times
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