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Love, work, and death : Jewish life in medieval Umbria

Author: Ariel Toaff
Publisher: London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1996
Series: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

'Toaff is the acknowledged master of the social history of Umbrian Jewry.'- David Malkiel, Journal of Jewish Studies


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ariel Toaff
ISBN: 1874774196 9781874774198 1874774331 9781874774334
OCLC Number: 39658345
Notes: Translated from the Italian.
Description: 297 pages : illustrations, genealogical table, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of figuresList of tablesAbbreviationsNote on Currency, Weights, and MeasuresMap showing Jewish settlements in UmbriaIntroduction 1 Sex, Love, and Marriage 2 Love of Life and Intimations of Mortality 3 Meat and Wine 4 The House of Prayer 5 Outcasts from Society 6 Witchcraft, Black Magic, and Ritual Murder 7 Converts and Apostates 8 The Pattern of Discrimination 9 Merchants and Craftsmen10 Doctors and Surgeons11 Banks and BankersBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Other Titles: Vino e la carne.
Responsibility: Ariel Toaff ; translated by Judith Landry.


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