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The Jew in the Medieval World,9780878202171

The Jew in the Medieval World

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Edition: Revised
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/1/2000
Publisher(s): Isd
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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
Marc Saperstein
Preface xxv
Jacob Rader Marcus
Abbreviations xxxii
SECTION I THE STATE AND THE JEW
Jews and the Later Roman Law, 315-531
3(6)
Laws of Constantine The Great, 315
4(1)
Laws of Constantius, 339
4(1)
A Law of Theodosius II, 439
5(1)
A Law of Justinian, 531
6(3)
Julian and the Jews, 361-363
9(5)
Julian Proposes to Rebuild Jerusalem, 362-363
9(1)
The Failure to Rebuild the Temple, 363
10(4)
Islam and the Jews, 600-1772
14(8)
Pact of Omar, The Ninth Century(?)
14(2)
The Status of Jews and Christians in Moslem Lands, 1772
16(6)
The Jews of Spain and the Visigothic Code, 654-681
22(5)
Memorial of the Jews Presented to the King, 654
22(2)
Jews Shall Not Remove Themselves or Their Children or Slaves from the Blessing of Baptism, 681
24(3)
The Expulsion of the Jews from France, 1182
27(4)
The Charter of the Jews of the Duchy of Austria, 1244
31(7)
Medieval Spanish Law and the Jews Las siete Partidas, 1265
38(8)
St. Louis and the Jews, before 1270
46(3)
The Black Death and the Jews, 1348-1349
49(7)
The Confession of Agimet of Geneva, 1348
50(1)
The Cremation of Strasbourg Jewry, 1349
51(2)
The Epitaph of Asher Aben Turiel, 1349
53(3)
An Oath Taken by Jews, about 1392
56(3)
The Expulsion from Spain, 1492
59(6)
The Massacre of the New Christians of Lisbon, 1506
65(5)
The Cairo Purim, 1524
70(6)
A Petition for the Readmission of the Jews to England, 1655
76(4)
The Settlement of the Jews in North America, 1654-1655
80(6)
Stuyvesant's Attempt to Expel the Jews, 1654
80(1)
Amsterdam Jewry's Successful Intercession for the Manhattan Immigrants, 1655
81(2)
The Answer of the West India Company to Stuyvesant, 1655
83(1)
The Jews of New York City, 1748
83(3)
The Readmission of the Jews into Brandenburg, 1671
86(6)
Rhode Island Refuses to Naturalize Aaron Lopez, 1762
92(5)
Why the Court Refused to Naturalize Aaron Lopez, 1762
92(1)
Ezra Stiles Believes that the Jews will Never Become Citizens, 1762
93(1)
The Character of Aaron Lopez, 1782
94(3)
The Charter Decreed by Frederick II for the Jews of Prussia, 1750
97(16)
SECTION II THE CHURCH AND THE JEW
The Council of Elvira, about 300
113(2)
Christianity Objects to the Sabbath and to the Jewish Dating of Easter, about 189-about 381
115(5)
Easter and Passover are Observed on the Same Day in Asia Minor, About 189
116(1)
The Council of Nicaea Changes the Date of Easter, 325
117(1)
Constantine Declares Sunday a Legal Holiday, 321
118(1)
The Council of Laodicea Forbids Christians to Observe the Sabbath, Between 343 and 381
118(2)
St. Ambrose and the Jews, 388
120(4)
Ambrose to Emperor Theodosius
120(2)
Ambrose to His Sister
122(2)
Pope Gregory the Great and the Jews, 590-604
124(4)
Gregory to the Bishops of Arles and Marseilles, 591
124(1)
Gregory to Fantinus of Palermo, 598
125(3)
The Crusaders in Mayence, 1096
128(7)
The Accusation of the Ritual Murder of St. William of Norwich, 1144
135(7)
The Ritual Murder Accusation at Blois, 1171
142(5)
The York Riots, 1190
147(6)
Innocent and the Jews, 1215
153(6)
Concerning the Interest Taken by Jews
153(1)
That Jews Should be Distinguished from Christians in Dress
154(1)
That Jews Not be Appointed to Public Offices
155(1)
Converts Must Not Observe the Old Customs of the Jews
156(1)
The Expedition to Recover the Holy Land
156(3)
The Jewess Who Became a Catholic, about 1220
159(4)
The Burning of the Talmud, 1239-1248
163(6)
Odo to Innocent IV, 1247
164(2)
Condemnation of the Talmud By Odo, 1248
166(1)
A Defender of the Talmud Dies, 1241
167(2)
A Bull of Pope Gregory X, 1272
169(5)
The Passau Host Desecration, 1478
174(4)
Reuchlin's Appeal to Bonetto de Lattes, 1513
178(7)
Martin Luther and the Jews, 1523-1543
185(6)
That Jesus Christ was Born a Jew, 1523
186(1)
Concerning the Jews and Their Lies, 1543
187(4)
The Burning of the Talmud in Italy, 1553
191(4)
The Spanish Inquisition at Work, 1568
195(7)
The Martyrdom of the Reizes Brothers, 1728
202(2)
The Punishment for Sacrilege, 1761
204(5)
SECTION III JEWRY AND THE INDIVIDUAL JEW
A. Jewish Self-Government
Jewish Autonomy in Babylon, about 1168
209(5)
The Ban of Solomon ben Adret, 1305
214(5)
Sumptuary and Other Police Laws, 1416-1740
219(5)
Forli, Italy, 1418
220(1)
Vallidolid, Spain, 1432
220(1)
Cracow, Poland, 1595-1616
221(1)
Lithuania, 1637
221(1)
Metz, France, 1690-1697
221(1)
Carpentras, Papal-France, 1740
222(2)
Josel of Rosheim, 1537-1547
224(3)
The Shulhan Aruk, 1564-1565
227(6)
The Council of Four Lands and the Lithuanian Council, about 1582-1764
233(7)
Philanthropy and Justice Among Polish Jews, about 1648
234(1)
Bankruptcy Laws of the Council of Four Lands, 1624
235(1)
Laws of the Lithuanian Council Governing Tax Collections and Recourse to Courts, 1623-1632
236(4)
The Constitution of the Jewish Community of Sugenheim Town, 1756
240(13)
B. Jewish Sects, Mystics, and Messiahs
The Messiah in Crete, about 431
253(2)
The Medieval Jewish Kingdom of the Chazars, 740-1259
255(7)
The Letter of Rabbi Hasdai, Son of Isaac Ibn Shaprut, to the King of the Chazars, About 960
255(1)
The Letter of Joseph the King to Hasdai Son of Isaac Ibn Shaprut, About 960
256(6)
Anan and the Rise of Karaism, about 760
262(8)
A Rabbanite Account of the Origin of Karaism, 905(?)
263(2)
Abraham Ibn Daud's Account of Anan, About 1161
265(1)
A Karaitic Account of Anan, 1757
265(2)
A Karaitic Attack on Rabbinical Tradition, 960-1000
267(3)
Aaron the Mystic, of Bagdad, about 870
270(4)
Practical Cabala, about 900-1400
274(4)
The Sword of Moses, Tenth Century
274(1)
The Wisdom of the Chaldeans, Fourteenth Century
275(3)
David Alroy, False Messiah, about 1146-1147
278(5)
David Reubeni and Solomon Molko, 1524-1532
283(6)
Isaac Luria, the Cabalist, 1534-1572
289(6)
A Short Biography of the ``Lion,'' About 1607
289(3)
Abraham Galante's Theft, 1569-1572
292(3)
Shabbethai Zebi, False Messiah, 1666
295(9)
The Rise of the Hasidim, about 1735-1740
304(7)
The Career of the Besht Before He Began His Public Ministry, About 1700-1740
304(1)
Tainted Money
305(1)
Fasting and True Religion
306(5)
An Attack on the Hasidim, 1786
311(3)
The Frankists, 1755-1817
314(9)
Frank and His Ideas, 1755-1759
315(2)
The Latter Days of Frank, 1760-1791
317(6)
C. Jewish Notables
Saadia, 882-942
323(7)
Paltiel of Egypt, about 952-about 976
330(5)
Samuel Ha-Nagid, Vizier of Granada, 993-d. after 1056
335(5)
Rashi, about 1100
340(4)
Forced Converts to Christianity During the Days of the First Crusade, 1096-1105
340(1)
Rashi Defends an Unfortunate Woman, Before 1105
341(3)
Rashi's Grandson and the Crusaders, 1147
344(3)
Maimonides, 1135-1204
347(5)
Maimonides' Letter to Ibn Djabir, About 1191
347(1)
Maimonides' Letter to Samuel Ibn Tibbon, 1199
348(4)
Ethical Wills, Twelfth and Fourteenth Centuries
352(7)
A Father's Admonition, of Judah Ibn Tibbon, About 1160-1180
352(3)
The Testament of Eleazar of Mayence, About 1357
355(4)
The Oath of Amatus, 1559
359(4)
Joseph Nasi Rebuilds Tiberias, 1564
363(4)
Mordecai Meisel, Financier and Philanthropist, 1528-1601
367(5)
Meisel the Philanthropist, 1592
367(2)
The Confiscation of Meisel's Wealth, 1601
369(3)
An Accident and Its Consequences, about 1600
372(4)
The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln, 1646-1719
376(5)
The Dangers of Pawnbroking, About 1645
376(1)
The Thief Who Died a Martyr, About 1670
377(4)
Baruch Spinoza, Philosopher, 1632-1677
381(10)
Solomon Maimon in Poland, 1760-1765
391(8)
A Polish Jewish School of the Middle Eighteenth Century
391(1)
The Married Life of Young Maimon
392(1)
Prince Radziwill and His Jews
393(6)
D. The Inner Life of the Jew
A Jewish Skipper and His Crew, 404
399(5)
Bodo and the Jews, 838-847
404(3)
A Jewish Merchant in Arabia and Thibet, about 913
407(5)
How the Medieval Jew Understood the Bible, 1105
412(5)
Maimonides on Art and Charity, 1180
417(4)
Gifts to the Poor
417(1)
Art and Idolatry
418(3)
The Shylock Legend, 1200-1587
421(7)
The Hard Creditor, About 1200
422(2)
The Christian Shylock, 1587
424(4)
Jewish Education, about 1180-1680
428(10)
A Course of Study, About 1180
429(3)
Books and Schools, About 1200
432(1)
Order of Instruction of the Holy Congregation of the Sephardim, Before 1680
433(5)
A Proposed Jewish College, 1564
438(9)
The Woman who Refused to Remain the Wife of an Innkeeper, 1470
447(6)
Palermo and Alexandria, 1488
453(5)
A Jewish ``Beautician,'' 1508
458(2)
Jewish Books and their Printers, 1531-1719
460(10)
Gershon Soncino Writes a Title Page, 1531-1532
460(2)
A Printer's Appeal for Customers, 1545
462(1)
An Approbation, Permit of the Rabbis, 1600
463(2)
The Censorship of Hebrew Books in Italy, 1637
465(2)
The Revelations of a Colophon, 1719
467(3)
Turkish Jewry, 1553-1555
470(7)
Gambling: an Attack and a Defense, 1584
477(5)
Anti-Christian Polemics, before 1594
482(4)
The Notebook of Asher ben Eliezer Ha-Levi, 1598-1634
486(3)
A Narrow Escape, 1625
486(1)
Defamation in the Hapsburg Lands, 1626-1627
487(1)
Trouble with the Local Officials, 1629
487(2)
Seventeenth Century Memoirs
489(8)
The Troubles of Joseph of Sienna, 1625-1632
489(2)
Boyhood in Moravia, 1663-1681
491(6)
Leon of Modena on Jewish Languages and Money-Lenders, 1616
497(5)
Of Their Language, Pronunciation, Writing, and Preaching
497(2)
Of Their Trading and Usury
499(3)
A Letter of Baruch Reiniger, a Butcher, 1619
502(3)
Ten Commandments for the Married Woman, before 1620
505(3)
The Barbers' Guild at Cracow, 1639
508(5)
The Cossack Revolt and the Fall of Nemirov, 1648
513(5)
The Ransom of Captives, 1649-1708
518(5)
The Lithuanian National Jewish Council Authorizes the Ransom of Polish Jewish Captives, 1649
519(1)
The Lithuanian Council Raises Money to Ransom Jewish Captives Held in the Turkish Lands, 1652
520(1)
An Appeal to Ransom an Italian Jewish Prisoner of War, 1708
521(2)
A Gentile Seeks to Force a Jewess into Marriage, before 1690
523(2)
An Attack on Hypocrisy, about 1700
525(4)
Ber of Bolechow and His Times, 1728
529(4)
Acknowledgments 533(2)
References to Sources 535(12)
Index 547

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