At the Gate of Christendom: Jews, Muslims and 'Pagans' in Medieval Hungary, C.1000 - C.1300
"A complex picture of non-Christian status emerges from the analysis of economic, social, legal, and religious positions and roles. Existence on the frontier with the nomadic world led to the formulation of a frontier ideology, and to anxiety about Hungary's detachment from Christendom. The author uses a variety of written and material evidence, including Latin charters and laws, rabbinical responses, accounts by Muslim travellers, and archaeological finds, and draws upon analogies with other areas of medieval Christendom. The study also succeeds in integrating central European history into the study of the medieval world, while challenging how the concepts of frontier societies, persecution and tolerance, ethnicity, and 'the other' are currently used in medieval studies."--BOOK JACKET.
A FRONTIER SOCIETY
2 CHRISTIANS AND NONCHRISTIANS
3 THE LEGAL POSITION OF HUNGARYS NONCHRISTIAN POPULATION
4 NONCHRISTIANS IN HUNGARIAN ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
5 CONFLICTS BETWEEN THE PAPACY AND THE KINGS
6 CHRISTIAN PERCEPTIONS AND ATTITUDES
CONTINUITY TRANSFORMATION CONVERSION AND ASSIMILATION
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