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The jews in medieval Normandy : a social and intellectual history

Author: Norman Golb
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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This 1998 book is a comprehensive account, based on manuscript and archaeological evidence, of the high Hebraic culture developed by the Jews in Normandy during the Middle Ages, and in particular  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Golb
ISBN: 0521580323 9780521580328
OCLC Number: 797721662
Description: XXXII, 621 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. The earliest sources; 2. Extent and antiquity of Jewish settlement in Normandy; 3. From Robert of Normandy until the First Crusade; 4. The Jewish quarter of Rouen in the twelfth century; 5. School and community in the reign of Henry I and Angevin times; 6. Masters of the law in the mid-twelfth century; 7. Abraham Ibn Ezra and his literary activities in Normandy; 8. Disciples of the masters: Rouennaise scholars during the reign of Henry II Plantagenet; 9. The civil status of the Jews from Henry II to John Lackland; 10. The Tosafists; 11. From the last years of Philip Augustus to the reign of Louis IX; 12. The final decades; Appendices; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Norman Golb.


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