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Author Elukin, Jonathan M., 1961-

Title Living together, living apart : rethinking Jewish-Christian relations in the Middle Ages / Jonathan Elukin.

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  261.260940902 ELUK    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 193 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern.
Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-181) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. From late antiquity to the early Middle Ages -- Ch. 2. From the Carolingians to the twelfth century -- Ch. 3. Cultural integration in the high Middle Ages -- Ch. 4. Social integration -- Ch. 5. Violence -- Ch. 6. Expulsion and continuity.
Summary "This book challenges the standard conception of the Middle Ages as a time of persecution for Jews. Jonathan Elukin traces the experience of Jews in Europe from late antiquity through the Renaissance and Reformation, revealing how the pluralism of medieval society allowed Jews to feel part of their local communities despite recurrent expressions of hatred against them." "Elukin shows that Jews and Christians coexisted more or less peacefully for much of the Middle Ages, and that violence directed at Jews was largely isolated and did not undermine their participation in the daily rhythms of European society. The picture that emerges is one of Jews living comfortably among their Christian neighbors, working with Christians, and occasionally cultivating lasting friendships even as Christian culture often demonized Jews." "As Elukin makes clear, the expulsions of Jews from England, France, Spain, and elsewhere were not the inevitable culmination of persecution, but arose from the religious and political expediences of particular rulers. He demonstrates that the history of successful Jewish-Christian interaction in the Middle Ages in fact laid the social foundations that gave rise to the Jewish communities of modern Europe."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Jews -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Social integration -- Europe.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Europe.
Europe -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 9780691114873 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691114870 (hardcover : alk. paper)