The Sephardic Frontier: The Reconquista and the Jewish Community in Medieval Iberia

The Sephardic Frontier: The Reconquista and the Jewish Community in Medieval Iberia

by Jonathan Ray

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801474514
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Ray is the Samuel Eig Associate Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
List of Abbreviations     ix
Introduction     1
The Jewish Settler and the Frontier     11
The Migration of Jewish Settlers to the Frontier     15
Jewish Landownership     36
Moneylending and Beyond: The Jews in the Economic Life of the Frontier     55
The Jewish Community and the Frontier     73
Royal Authority and the Legal Status of Iberian Jewry     75
Jewish Communal Organization and Authority     98
Communal Tensions and the Question of Jewish Autonomy     131
Maintenance of Social Boundaries on the Iberian Frontier     145
Conclusion     176
Glossary     181
Bibliography     185
Index     195

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