In This Land reveals the changes that Jewish communities across the county of Provence underwent during the late-thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and the social and cultural tensions that shaped their identity. Exploring legal responsa and other genres of rabbinic literature produced during this period – many of them previously unpublished – the book reveals the ways in which engagement with legal culture played a central role in the formation of medieval communal identity, providing both a language and a forum for the airing of grievances and the demarcation of social legitimacy.
Informations pratiques :
Pinchas Roth, Jewish Life and Legal Culture in Late Medieval Provence, Turnhout, Brepols, 2021 (Studies and Texts, 223). X+168 p., 2 b/w ill., 124 x 228 mm. ISBN: 978-0-88844-223-9. Prix : 85 euros.
Source : Brepols