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Jewish Life in the Middle Ages
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This classic work of scholarship illustrates the richness, complexity, and fullness of medieval Jewish life. Readers will discover how much was hidden from the inquisitive and often hostile gaze of Christian Europe. Israel Abrahams vividly details the customs, manners, and mores, and delves into the social culture of Jewish life at this time.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. xvii-xxvi
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  1. CHAPTER I. THE CENTRE OF SOCIAL LIFE
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. CHAPTER II. LIFE IN THE SYNAGOGUE
  2. pp. 15-34
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  1. CHAPTER III. COMMUNAL ORGANIZATION
  2. pp. 35-61
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  1. CHAPTER IV. INSTITUTION OF THE GHETTO
  2. pp. 62-82
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  1. CHAPTER V. SOCIAL MORALITY
  2. pp. 83-95
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  1. CHAPTER VI. THE SLAVE TRADE
  2. pp. 96-112
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  1. CHAPTER VII. MONOGAMY AND THE HOME
  2. pp. 113-139
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  1. CHAPTER VIII. HOME LIFE (continued)
  2. pp. 140-162
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  1. CHAPTER IX. LOVE AND COURTSHIP
  2. pp. 163-185
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  1. CHAPTER X. MARRIAGE CUSTOMS
  2. pp. 186-210
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  1. CHAPTER XI. TRADES AND OCCUPATIONS
  2. pp. 211-229
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  1. CHAPTER XII. TRADES AND OCCUPATIONS (continued)
  2. pp. 230-244
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  1. APPENDIX TO CHAPTERS XI AND XII
  2. pp. 245-250
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  1. CHAPTER XIII. THE JEWS AND THE THEATRE
  2. pp. 251-259
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  1. CHAPTER XIV. THE PURIM-PLAY AND THE DRAMA IN HEBREW
  2. pp. 260-272
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  1. CHAPTER XV. COSTUME IN LAW AND FASHION
  2. pp. 273-290
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  1. CHAPTER XVI. THE JEWISH BADGE
  2. pp. 291-306
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  1. CHAPTER XVII. PRIVATE AND COMMUNAL CHARITES THE RELIEF OF THE POOR
  2. pp. 307-323
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  1. CHAPTER XVIII. PRIVATE AND COMMUNAL CHARITY (continued) THE SICK AND THE CAPTIVE
  2. pp. 324-339
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  1. CHAPTER XIX. THE MEDIEVAL SCHOOLS
  2. pp. 340-356
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  1. CHAPTER XX. THE SCOPE OF EDUCATION
  2. pp. 357-372
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  1. CHAPTER XXI. MEDIEVAL PASTIMES AND INDOOR AMUSEMENTS
  2. pp. 373-387
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  1. CHAPTER XXII. MEDIEVAL PASTIMES (continued) CHESS AND CARDS
  2. pp. 388-398
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  1. CHAPTER XXIII. PERSONAL RELATIONS BETWEEN JEWS AND CHRISTIANS
  2. pp. 399-412
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  1. CHAPTER XXIV. PERSONAL RELATIONS (continued) LITERARY FRIENDSHIPS
  2. pp. 413-429
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  1. INDEX I. HEBREW AUTHORITIES
  2. pp. 431-436
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  1. INDEX II. GENERAL INDEX
  2. pp. 437-452
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