Baumgarten, Elisheva

Jews and Christians in Thirteenth-Century France

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Jews and Christians in Thirteenth-Century France
Elisheva Baumgarten, Judah D. Galinsky

Part 1. Learning, Law, and Society

2. Continuity and Change in the Study of the Bible: The Ten Commandments in Christian Exegesis
Lesley Smith

3. Psalters for Men, Books of Hours for Women: Arras as a Case Study
Margo Stroumsa-Uzan

4. What Happened to Christian Hebraism in the Thirteenth Century?
Ari Geiger

5. “I Have Asked for Nothing Except the Ius Commune”: Legal Change in Thirteenth-Century France
Karl Shoemaker

6. Between Ashkenaz (Germany) and Tsarfat (France): Two Approaches toward Popularizing Jewish Law
Judah D. Galinsky

7. Authority, Control, and Conflict in Thirteenth-Century Paris: Contextualizing the Talmud Trial
Yossef Schwartz

Part 2. Polemics, Persecutions, and Mutual Perceptions

8. Joseph ben Nathan’s Sefer Yosef ha-Mekanné and the Medieval Jewish Critique of Christianity
Daniel J. Lasker

9. How, When, and to What Degree Was the Jewish-Christian Debate Transformed in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries?
David Berger

10. Of Milk and Blood: Innocent III and the Jews, Revisited
John Tolan

11. The Image of Christians in Medieval Ashkenazic Rabbinic Literature
Ephraim Kanarfogel

12. Jews “Feigning Devotion”: Christian Representations of Converted Jews in French Chronicles before and after the Expulsion of 1306
Jessica Marin Elliott

13. Women behind the Law: Lay Religious Women in Thirteenth-Century France and the Problem of Textual Resistance
Anne E. Lester

Part 3. Cultural Expressions and Appropriations: Art, Poetry, and Literature

14. Mirroring Samson the Martyr: Reflections of Jewish-Christian Relations in the North French Hebrew Illuminated Miscellany
Sara Offenberg

15. The Lament on the Martyrs of Troyes as a Monument of Judeo-French on the Verge of the Expulsions
Cyril Aslanov

16. Exegesis and Romance: Revisiting the Old French Translation of Kallir
Susan L. Einbinder, Samuel N. Rosenberg

17. Abstinence in Medieval Northern France: A Comparison of “A Slave for Seven Years” in Sefer ha-ma‘asim to “The Life of St. Alexis
Rella Kushelevsky

Keywords: Literature, Early Modern/Renaissance Literature, Medieval Literature, Anthropology, Sociology of Religion, Social Aspects of Religion, Cultural Anthropology

Publication year
The New Middle Ages
Page amount
307 pages
Litterary Studies
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