Jews and Christians in 12th Century Europe

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: Jews and Christians Together in the Twelfth Century 1
1 A 1096 Complex? Constructing the First Crusade in Jewish Historical Memory, Medieval and Modern 9
2 The Dynamics of Jewish Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century 27
3 From the First Crusade to the Second: Evolving Perceptions of the Christian-Jewish Conflict 46
4 The Discovery of the Self: Jews and Conversion in the Twelfth Century 63
5 Adolescence and Conversion in the Middle Ages: A Research Agenda 77
6 The Expulsion of the Jews as History and Allegory in Painting and Sculpture of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries 94
7 Put in No-Man's-Land: Guibert of Nogent's Accusations against a Judaizing and Jew-Supporting Christian 110
8 God's Love for Israel: Apologetic and Hermeneutical Strategies in Twelfth-Century Biblical Exegesis 123
9 Ralph of Flaix: The Book of Leviticus Interpreted as Christian Community 150
10 Martyrdom, Eroticism, and Asceticism in Twelfth-Century Ashkenazi Piety 171
11 Signs of Romance: Hebrew Prose and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance 221
12 Anti-Jewish Attitudes in Twelfth-Century French Literature 234
13 Baptised Jews in German Lands during the Twelfth Century 255
14 From the Rue aux Juifs to the Chemin du Roy: The Classical Age of French Jewry, 1108-1223 311
15 Jews and Christian in Twelfth-Century England: Some Dynamics of a Changing Relationship 340
Conclusion 355
Contributors 361
Index 363
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