The Jews of Europe in the Middle Ages (Tenth to Fifteenth Centuries) (Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Book 4)
This volume brings together leading European historians who arefirmly based in regional, archival research with a number ofIsraeli and American scholars who concentrate on cultural, legaland constitutional aspects of the Jewish community. Anotherdistinguishing feature of the volume is the fact that historiansworking on Mediterranean Jewries (Sicily, Spain, Provence, etc.)and those studying the northern communities (England, NorthernFrance, and Ashkenaz) will present their findings in a single,one-language collection, thus highlighting the similarities andcontrasts among the various European Jewish cultures. The book willhelp to undermine stereotyped images about Jews and about Jewishhistory. Above all, its emphasis on the variance in European Jewishhistorical experience will subvert teleological approaches toJewish history. The volume comprises: part 1: Dimensions of theSubjectpart, 2: Around the Mediterraneanpart, 3: The NorthernJewries: France, England and Ashkenazpart, 4: Aspects of Cultural,Economic, and Social Historypart, 5: Individual Jewries throughArchival and Archaeological Evidence.