Christian Jewish Relations 1000-1300:Jews in the Service of Medieval Christendom

Abulafia, Anna Sapir
Date published: 
December 2010

'The Jews in Christian Europe were vital: their economic importance, cultural sophistication and `alienness' marked them out in every European country, but they were a coherent group across the continent, not least because of their mobility. This new history of Christian-Jewish relations in the Middle Ages is unique in its treatment of Jews as active players in history rather than passive victims of Christian intolerance. It provides a well-rounded study which neither marginalises the Jewish experience nor focuses entirely on it. Written by a leading expert in the field of Christian-Jewish relations, this welcome addition to Longman’s Medieval World series will be an invaluable addition to the literature on the period.'