The Jews in the Legal Sources of the Early Middle Ages
Amnon Linder, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Wayne State University Press, 1997 - History - 717 pages
This volume presents a comprehensive collection of the legal texts bearing specifically on the Jews during the early Middle Ages, from the disappearance of the unitary imperial system in the fifth and sixth centuries to the emergence of centralized governmental structures and the codification of canon law, roughly between the close of the eleventh century and the middle of the twelfth century. Each source opens with a short introduction on its history and transmission. Each text-unit opens with exact reference (books, titles, chapters, paragraphs, laws); its original incipit; its rubric; and its inscription in translation. This book provides historians with all the relevant texts available in print, which Linder has supplemented with certain texts still unpublished, known from manuscript versions only.
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