Daily Life of the Jews in the Middle Ages (Daily Life Through History Series)

Daily Life of the Jews in the Middle Ages (Daily Life Through History Series)

by Norman Roth
     
 

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Accessible to the general reader but enlightening also to the scholar, Norman Roth's account of the diverse and diffuse culture of Jewish daily life in the medieval world offers a direct look at this profoundly historical people, who through their unique relationship with the cultures that surrounded them touched obliquely on so much else in the world of the Middle…  See more details below

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Accessible to the general reader but enlightening also to the scholar, Norman Roth's account of the diverse and diffuse culture of Jewish daily life in the medieval world offers a direct look at this profoundly historical people, who through their unique relationship with the cultures that surrounded them touched obliquely on so much else in the world of the Middle Ages - as well as on that of the present day.

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"[D]esigned for high schoolers, undergraduates, and general readers whol have little background in Jewish culture or Jews in the Middle Ages. This book is not a history of Jews in the medieval period but instead focuses on aspects of Jewish culture and daily life, such as how the Jews lived and what was important to them as individuals and communities during this period." - MultiCultural Review

"Chapters cover everything from the Jewish community to the interactions of Jews in other societies, providing a strong overview of the politics, economics, and history surrounding early Jewish daily life." - MBR Bookwatch

"[P]resents a comprehensive and well researched picture of the daily life of Jews during the Middle Ages…." - Reference & Research Book News/Art Book News Annual

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313061066
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Norman Roth is Professor of Jewish History, Hebrew literature, and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Over his long and productive career he has written and edited many books, including Maimonides, Essays and Texts (1985), Jews, Visigoths, and Muslims in Medieval Spain (1994), Conversos, Inquisitions, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain (1995), and Encyclopedia of Medieval Jewish Civilization.

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