Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2014

176 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719095771

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Apostasy and Jewish Identity in High Middle Ages Northern Europe

'Are You Still My Brother?'

Simha Goldin

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offer a sustained study of conversion to Christianity and attitudes towards converting within the Jewish communities
  • Using Hebrew medieval sources in English translation
  • Regarded the issue of conversion with self-confidence or with suspicion
  • Coping with the conversion problem as part of the process of socialization within the Jewish communities
  • This aspect of Jewish self-identification, written by a Jew about another Jew who converted to Christianity, can help clarify a number of issues discussed by historians at the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Era