Jews and Judaism in the Middle Ages

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Price
$78.00
Publisher
Praeger
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.63 X 9.37 X 1.17 inches | 1.49 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780275985882

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About the Author
Theodore L. Steinberg is Distinguished Professor of English at the State University of New York, Fredonia and the author of over thirty articles and four books, including Reading the Middle Ages (2003).
Reviews

"Steinberg (English, SUNY Fredonia) argues that Jewish perspectives are crucial to understanding medieval life, literature, and culture....Accessible style and frequent reference to anthologies and seminal studies in English recommend the book for medievalists and generalists without Jewish studies training. Recommended." --Choice

"[A] well-researched yet highly accessible overview of medieval Jewry that takes neither a predominantly Western Christian approach to medieval history nor one limited to Hebrew-speaking audiences. Steinberg bridges the gap between works by medieval historians possessing a deep knowledge of the period but having almost no knowledge of the unique role and contributions of Jews during the era, and works by Jewish scholars presuming in the reader a prior knowledge of Jewish identity, history, culture, and language....Scholarly yet highly accessible, this book fills a significant gap in the literature of the field and is recommended for all academic and most public libraries." --Library Journal

"Steinberg offers an accessible and lively history of the Jewish experience in the Middle Ages for both scholars and non-scholars while also providing insight into Christianity and Islam by comparing and contrasting the three major Abrahamic faiths of the medieval world. His extenisve citations encourage further exploration for readers interested in pursuing the subject." --MultiCultural Review