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Studies and Texts (ST 223)
P. Roth
In This Land
Jewish Life and Legal Culture in Late Medieval Provence

approx. 180 p., 124 x 228 mm
ISBN: 978-0-88844-223-9
Languages: English
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In This Land reveals the changes that Jewish communities across the county of Provence underwent during the late-thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and the social and cultural tensions that shaped their identity. Exploring legal responsa and other genres of rabbinic literature produced during this period – many of them previously unpublished – the book reveals the ways in which engagement with legal culture played a central role in the formation of medieval communal identity, providing both a language and a forum for the airing of grievances and the demarcation of social legitimacy.

Interest Classification:
Social Sciences
History of Law (general)
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : main subdisciplines
Cultural & intellectual history
Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history
Pre-modern (but not ancient) history of other continents & subcontinents
History of the Jews & the Jewish diaspora

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