European Jewry and the First Crusade (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, Feb 14, 1987 - History - 380 pages
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One of the unanticipated results of the First Crusade in 1095 was a series of violent assaults on major Jewish communities in the Rhineland. Robert Chazan offers the first detailed analysis of these events, illuminating the attitudes that triggered the assaults as well as the beliefs that informed Jewish reactions to them.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Background
11
The Growth and Development of Northern European Jewry
16
ChristianJewish Relations
27
The Sources and Their Reliability
38
The Jewish Sources
40
The Violence of 1096
50
A Closer Look
61
Related Economic Issues
179
Glances Backward and Forward
192
1096 as a Watershed
197
1096 as a Portent of Things to Come
210
NewStyle Persecution and NewStyle Martyrdom
217
Appendix
223
Abbreviations
299
Notes
301

The Patterns of Response
85
Conversion or Martyrdom
99
Subsequent Jewish Reactions
137
Memorialization Rationalization and Explanation
148
The Church The Jews And The Later Crusades
169
Glossary
353
Bibliography
357
Index
369
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About the author (1987)

Robert Chazan is Scheuer Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and chair of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University.

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