Medieval & Early Modern Jewish Societies

Central Europe and the Near East

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This book contains seven chapters based on articles appearing in the scholarly journal JUDAICA between 2014 and 2018. The work within is dedicated to several subjects in the Jewish history of the Middle ages and Early Modern period in Central Europe and the Near East, discussing relations between them. Included in this book is research material based on Hebrew sources hitherto unstudied and therefore offers brand new avenues of thought and insight. The author has traveled across parts of Europe documenting the lives of individuals and communities spanning several centuries, who brought important and significant changes to Jewish society through intercontinental trade and intellectual campaigns. Read about the traumatic events during the reign of Ferdinand I, king of Bohemia and Hungary (1526-1558) and later Holy Roman Emperor (1558-1564); the civil war in the beginning of 1611 in Prague and the successful diplomatic missions and establishment of the city of the Tiberias, in the Land of Israel in the sixties of the 16th century, by two members of the Nasi family on behalf of the Sultan of Istanbul. On the front cover: The Old Synagogue in Erfurt after restoration, built circa 1100.


Abraham David


Dr. Abraham David was born in Israel, 1943. From 1971 until 2010, he was employed by the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem as a researcher in Hebrew Manuscripts. From 2006 he was the Head Researcher. His areas of interest are Jewish history in Western and Central Europe and the Middle East in the Medieval and Early Modern periods.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Conflict, Christianity, Judaism, German, Jewish, History, Cairo Geniza fragments, Courtiers, Ottoman Sultanate, Near Eastern Jewish History, Persecution, Jew, Trade, East, Europe, Rabbinical Leadership, Civil War

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RELIGION / Judaism / General