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Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Ariel Toaff

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The latter part of the thirteenth century is regarded as a key period in the history of Italian Jewry. During that time many Jewish communities sprang up in the regions of central and northern Italy. ... More


Introduction

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the emergence of Jewish communities in the regions of central and northern Italy. The growth of these new communities, which archival documentation ... More


Man of High Empire: The Life of Pliny the Younger

Roy K. Gibson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780199948192
eISBN:
9780190094003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948192.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Pliny the Younger (c. 60–112 CE)—senator and consul in the Rome of Domitian and Trajan, eyewitness to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE, early ‘persecutor’ of Christians on the Black Sea—remains the ... More


Sex, Love, and Marriage

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses love and marriage in the Jewish communities of Umbria. Young Jewish men were aware that their first sexual encounters would not take place in a Jewish environment, and that ... More


Love of Life and Intimations of Mortality

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Jewish cemeteries, wills, and funerals. One of the first religious requirements of each Jewish community in Umbria, whatever its size, was its own cemetery; the cemetery ... More


Meat and Wine

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses how Jews faced particular problems in ‘carnivorous Europe’, where meat was eaten every day, servings were generous, and wine was drunk as though it were water. For Jews, ... More


Witchcraft, Black Magic, and Ritual Murder

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the accusations against the Jews of the Umbria. It was particularly in the last part of the fifteenth century, in the years following the founding of the Perugia Monte di Pietà ... More


Converts and Apostates

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the phenomenon of conversion and baptism in the Italian cities of the late Middle Ages, assessing its impact on the Jewish community. The Jews of late medieval Italy were ... More


Merchants and Craftsmen

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Jewish merchants and craftsmen in late medieval Italy. Jewish carters and pack-saddle makers hired out their goods and conveyances for a daily or weekly rate. These carters from ... More


Banks and Bankers

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the Jewish banks and bankers in late medieval Italy, particularly in Umbria. From the end of the thirteenth century, the communes of central and northern Italy held a powerful ... More


Rome and Umbria

Ronald Syme

in Approaching the Roman Revolution: Papers on Republican History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767060
eISBN:
9780191821257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767060.003.0027
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A study of the relationship between Rome and Umbria from the early Republic until the early Augustan period. Special emphasis is placed on the dynamics of military conquest, the impact of ... More


Umbria and the Laurentine Shore

Roy K. Gibson

in Man of High Empire: The Life of Pliny the Younger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780199948192
eISBN:
9780190094003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948192.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Pliny owned two important residences outside Rome: one on the Laurentine shore; the other in Umbria. Pliny calls the latter villa ‘Tuscan’: a reference to the ethnicity (rather than geography) of the ... More


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