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Apostasy and Jewish identity in high Middle Ages Northern Europe
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Apostasy and Jewish identity in high Middle Ages Northern Europe: 'Are you still my brother?'

Goldin Simha

Abstract

In this study, the various aspects of the way the Jews regarded themselves in the context of the lapse into another religion will be researched fully for the first time. We will attempt to understand whether they regarded the issue of conversion with self-confidence or with suspicion, whether their attitude was based on a clear theological position or on doubt and the coping with the problem as part of the process of socialization will be fully analysed. In this way, we will better understand how the Jews saw their own identity whilst living as a minority among the Christian majority, whose ow ... More

Keywords: Judaism, Jewish Identity, Apostasy, Middle ages, Conversion, Self-identification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719095771
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095771.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Goldin Simha, author
Tel-Aviv University