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Pious and Rebellious : Jewish Women in Medieval Europe.

Author: Avraham Grossman
Publisher: Hanover : Brandeis University Press, 2012.
Series: Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry & HBI Series on Jewish Women.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first complete look at the social status and daily life of medieval Jewish women.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Avraham Grossman
ISBN: 9781611683943 1611683947
OCLC Number: 823388694
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages).
Contents: Cover Page --
Title Page --
Copyright --
The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series --
Brandeis Series on Jewish Women --
Contents --
Preface --
Introduction --
One: The Image of the Woman: Partner or the "Other"? --
1. The Creation and the Superiority of Man --
2. The Temptation in the Garden of Eden and the Superiority of Man --
3. Characteristics of Woman and the Superiority of Man --
4. Women and Sorcery --
5. The "Medical Inferiority" of Women and the Superiority of Men --
6. The Obligation to Perform Mitzvot and the Superiority of Man. 2. The Ban in Ashkenaz against Cancelling Engagements --
3. Choice of Marriage Partner --
4. Consensual Marriage in Christian Europe --
5. The Institution of Matchmaking and Its Place in Jewish Society --
Four: Monogamy and Polygamy --
1. The Biblical and Talmudic Heritage --
2. The Situation in Ashkenaz --
3. Polygamy in Spain --
4. The Atmosphere in the Polygamous Family --
5. Levirate Marriage and Bigamy --
Five: Feminine Modesty and Women's Role in Supporting the Family --
1. The Talmudic Tradition --
2. Modesty in Muslim Society --
3. Modesty in Jewish Society in Muslim Countries. 4. The "Miqveh Rebellion" in Egypt --
5. The Situation in Jewish Society in Spain --
6. Feminine Modesty and Women's Work in Christian Europe --
7. The Situation in Ashkenazic Jewish Society --
8. Changes in the Legal Status of Women --
Six: Woman as Wife and Mother and Her Economic Status --
1. The Woman within Her Home --
2. Prostitution and Concubinage --
3. The Woman's Economic Status --
Seven: Women's Culture and Education --
1. The Talmudic Heritage --
2. The Situation in Muslim Society --
3. The Situation in Christian Society --
4. The Stance of the Jewish Sages in the Middle Ages. 5. Learned Women --
6. Education of Women in Jewish Society --
7. Girls' Education and Erudition in Ashkenaz --
8. The Situation in Spain --
9. Education of Jewish Women in Italy and Sicily --
Eight: The Role of Women in Religious Life and in Family Ceremonies --
1. The Biblical and Talmudic Heritage --
2. The Role of Women in Religious Life in Christian Europe --
3. The Performance of Time-Linked Positive Commandments --
4. Women in the Synagogue --
5. Women in the Celebration of Passover --
6. Women Circumcisers --
7. Women as Ritual Slaughterers --
8. Fast Days and Acts of Charity by Women. 7. Expressions in Praise of Women and their Perception as "Partner" --
8. Between Image and Reality --
Two: Age at Marriage --
1. The Talmudic Heritage --
2. The Situation in Babylonia in the Eighth and Ninth Centuries --
3. The Situation in Non-Jewish Society --
4. The Situation in Jewish Society during the Tenth through Thirteenth Centuries --
5. Factors Causing the Large Number of Childhood Marriages --
6. Results of Early Marriage --
Three: Engagement, Betrothal, and the Choice of a Marriage Partner --
1. The Ceremonies and their Development.
Series Title: Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry & HBI Series on Jewish Women.

Abstract:

The first complete look at the social status and daily life of medieval Jewish women.

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