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In and out of the Ghetto : Jewish-Gentile Relations in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany - R. Po-chia Hsia

In and out of the Ghetto

Jewish-Gentile Relations in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany

By: R. Po-chia Hsia (Editor), Hartmut Lehmann (Editor), Christof Mauch (Editor), David Lazar (Editor)

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During the 1920s much attention was paid to the history of Jews in Germany since the Enlightenment and the subject became popular again, with renewed emphasis, after 1945. Many historians were deeply committed to understanding and explaining the tragic path that led from the emancipation of the Jews to the Holocaust. For a long time, much less work was done on the history of Jews in Germany in earlier periods, particularly the period between the late Middle Ages and the Enlightenment. This book is the first comprehensive account of Jewish-Gentile relations in central Europe from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. It lays particular emphasis on cultural, economic, social, and political issues, and incorporates much new research.

"Here we have the ideal introduction to the scholarly debates that have been transforming the field...Any library acquiring the best work on early modern Europe should have this book." Religious Studies Review "In and Out of the Ghetto succeeds admirably as a Zwischenbilanz, a report on the state of research in German Jewish history of the early modern period. Its contributors use a variety of methods in their attempt to reconstruct Jewish life and experience from the perspective of intellectual, social, and political history. The book is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the topic and contains many suggestions for future research. The book's interdisciplinary character makes it particularly useful for integrating the Jeish experience into the overall history of early modern Germany." Stephen G. Burnett, Sixteenth Century Journal "...to stimulate further inquiry seems to be the general purpose of this volume...Students of Jewish or German history in the early modern period will find much to recommend this volume. It offers a varity of approaches that range from traditional studies of political, social, and economic structures to postmodern analyses of textx and dialects...it renders, faithfully the contradictions and conundrums that beset Jewish-Gentile relations, the knowledge of which is the best antidote to the recurrent fascination of ahistorical over-simplification." Thomas Max Safley, Renaissance Quarterly "This impressive volume, another in the valuable series sponsored in recent years by the German Historical Institute in Washington, is the result of a 1991 conference the editors organized through the Clark Library at UCLA." Amy Nelson Burnett, Central European History

Introduction
Opening essay
Jewish Cultural Identity and the Price of Exclusiveness: The Legacy of the Middle Ages
The Jewish quarters in German towns during the late Middle Ages
Organizational forms of Jewish popular culture since the Middle Ages
Criminality and punishment of the Jews in the early modern period
Jews and Gentiles in the Holy Roman Empire - a comment
The Social and Economic Structure of German Jewry from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century
Aspects of stratification of early modern German Jewry: population history and village
The economic activity of the Jews in early modern times Stefi
Comparative perspectives on economy and society - a comment Gershon
Jewish-Gentile Contacts and Relations in the Pre-Emancipation Period
Languages in contact: the case of Rotwelsch and the two Yiddisches
Meeting on the road: encounters between German Jews and Christians on the margins of society
Contacts at the bedside: Jewish physicians and their Christian patients
Contacts and relations in the pre-emancipation period - a comment
Representations of German Jewry: Images
The usurious Jew: economic structure and religious representations in an anti-semitic discourse
Imagining the Jew: the late medieval eucharistic discourse
Representations of German Jewry - a comment
The Pattern of Authority and the Limits of Toleration: The Case of German Jewry
German territorial princes and the
Jews in ecclesiastical territories of the Holy Roman Empire
Jews in the imperial cities: a political perspective
Germans with a difference? The Holy Roman Empire's Jews during the early modern era - a comment
In and Out of the Ghetto: Jewish-Gentile Relations in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany
Germany and its Jews: a changing relationship (1500-1800)
The Jewish minority and the Christian majority in early modern central Europe
Germans and Jews in late medieval and early modern Germany
Jewish identity in a world of corporations and estates
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ISBN: 9780521470643
ISBN-10: 0521470641
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 28th July 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.69