New PDF release: Entangled Histories: Knowledge, Authority, and Jewish

By Elisheva Baumgarten,Ruth Mazo Karras,Katelyn Mesler

From Halakhic innovation to blood libels, from the institution of latest mendicant orders to the institutionalization of Islamicate paperwork, and from the advance of the inquisitorial procedure to the increase of yeshivas, universities, and madrasas, the lengthy 13th century observed a large quantity of political, cultural, and highbrow alterations in Europe and the Mediterranean basin. those have been educated through, and in flip expert, the non secular groups from which they arose. In urban streets and executive structures, Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived, labored, and disputed with each other, sharing and shaping their respective cultures within the method. The interplay born of those relationships among minority and majority cultures, from love and friendship to hostility and violence, will be defined as a posh and irreducible "entanglement." The participants to Entangled Histories: wisdom, Authority, and Jewish tradition within the 13th Century argue that this admixture of persecution and cooperation was once on the starting place of Jewish adventure within the center Ages.

The 13 essays are equipped into 3 significant sections, focusing in activate the exchanges between highbrow groups, at the interactions among secular and non secular specialists, and at the transmission of texts and concepts throughout geographical, linguistic, and cultural barriers. instead of attempting to get to the bottom of the complexities of entanglement, individuals search to stipulate their contours and clarify how they persisted. within the technique, they learn relationships not just between Jewish, Christian, and Muslim groups but in addition among groups inside of Judaism—those residing lower than Christian rule and people dwelling less than Muslim rule, and among the Jews of southern and northern Europe. The ensuing quantity develops a multifaceted account of Jewish existence in Europe and the Mediterranean basin at a time while fiscal, cultural, and highbrow alternate coincided with heightened interfaith animosity.

Contributors: Elisheva Baumgarten, Piero Capelli, Mordechai Z. Cohen, Judah Galinsky, Elisabeth Hollender, Kati Ihnat, Ephraim Kanarfogel, Katelyn Mesler, Ruth Mazo Karras, Sarah J. Pearce, Rami Reiner, Yossef Schwartz, Uri Shachar, Rebecca Winer, Luke Yarbrough.

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