Cover Page

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pp. 1-1

Title Page

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-9

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

The basis of this work is the manuscript Mic. 3849 in the Jewish Theological Seminary library, New York. In the course of my search for historical sources relating to Jewish life in the Middle Ages, I chanced upon a manuscript of the chronicle during my visit to the seminary in 1978. The chronicle provides valuable evidence of the events and changes in Jewish ...

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Translators’ Note

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pp. xi-xiii

The chronicle is divided into numbered sections, which are individual Where the medieval Hebrew text is unclear, Abraham David has provided interpolations within brackets. Glosses also have been supplied by Dr. David, while glosses supplied by the translators are identified as such. Ellipses printed within brackets indicate that a given passage is un ...

Abbreviations

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pp. xiv-15

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Introduction

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pp. 1-15

The establishment of Prague as the capital of the kingdom of Bohemia by Charles IV (king 1346-1378, Holy Roman Emperor 1355-1378) marks a turning point in Prague's history, and the beginning of significant future changes. For a time thereafter the kingdom of Bohemia was under Polish hegemony, becoming part of the Habsburg dominions in 1526 upon the ...

Notes

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pp. 16-18

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The Hebrew Chronicle

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pp. 19-72

A page from the Hebrew Chronicle. The manuscript is housed at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. (Photograph by Suzanne Kaufman; reproduced courtesy1. On the last day of Passover 5149 (18 April 1389) many Prague Jews met their death, the result of an accusation of Host desecration. According to a non-Jewish source, approximately 3,000 Jews were burned to death or otherwise killed. See G. Bondy ...

Appendix 1: Lists of Anti-Jewish Acts during the Medieval Period

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pp. 73-85

Appendix 2: Excerpts from Zemah David relating to Bohemia

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pp. 86-94

Glossary

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pp. 95-96

Bibliography

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pp. 97-102

Index

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pp. 103-106