By Dean Phillip Bell
Jews within the Early smooth World argues that the years among 1400 and 1700 represented a discrete, cohesive and demanding interval in Jewish heritage. Given the numerous demographic shifts that begun earlier than and ended simply after this era, amazing alterations happened within the background and reports of Jews around the globe. This quantity starts off with a large context of Jewish studies lower than medieval Christianity and Islam. It then turns to the early smooth interval, first delivering an summary of Jewish demography and payment. subsequent, the character and constitution of Jewish neighborhood and social constructions within the early smooth interval are explored. within the ultimate chapters, this publication offers a vast evaluate of Jewish non secular and cultural existence and Jewish kinfolk with non-Jews during the early smooth interval.
Jews within the Early smooth World will function an invaluable source for a variety of classes in medieval and early smooth background, Jewish historical past and international background. It encompasses a bibliography of English-language works mentioned, a wealth of feedback for additional analyzing, a thesaurus of phrases, a timeline of key occasions, and diverse maps and images.
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