At the Gate of Christendom: Jews, Muslims and 'Pagans' in Medieval Hungary, c.1000 - c.1300

At the Gate of Christendom: Jews, Muslims and 'Pagans' in Medieval Hungary, c.1000 - c.1300

by Nora Berend, Berend Nora
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521027209

ISBN-13: 9780521027205

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a study of the economic, social, legal and religious position of three minorities within the medieval Christian kingdom of Hungary. The book demonstrates that the status of such minorities depended not simply on Christian religious tenets, but on a larger framework—including the legal and social system, economic possibilities, and conflicts between

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This is a study of the economic, social, legal and religious position of three minorities within the medieval Christian kingdom of Hungary. The book demonstrates that the status of such minorities depended not simply on Christian religious tenets, but on a larger framework—including the legal and social system, economic possibilities, and conflicts between kings and the clergy. It also investigates the situation "at the gate of Christendom"—the frontier with the nomad world—and the way this affected both Christian and non-Christian interaction and Christian ideology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027205
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series, #50
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Hungary: a frontier society; 2. Christians and non-Christians; 3. The legal position of Hungary's non-Christian population; 4. Non-Christians in Hungarian economy and society; 5. Conflicts between the papacy and the kings; 6. Christian perceptions and attitudes; 7. Non-Christian communities: continuity, transformation, conversion and assimilation; Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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