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The Resource God, humanity, and history : the Hebrew First Crusade narratives, Robert Chazan, (electronic resource)

God, humanity, and history : the Hebrew First Crusade narratives, Robert Chazan, (electronic resource)

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God, humanity, and history : the Hebrew First Crusade narratives
Title
God, humanity, and history
Title remainder
the Hebrew First Crusade narratives
Statement of responsibility
Robert Chazan
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Chazan, Robert
Dewey number
943/.004924
LC call number
DS135.G31
LC item number
C53 2000eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jewish martyrs
  • Crusades
  • Germany
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Although closely focused on the remarkable Hebrew First-Crusade narratives, Robert Chazan's new interpretation of these texts is anything but narrow, as his title, God, Humanity, and History, strongly suggests. The three surviving Hebrew accounts of the crusaders' devastating assaults on Rhineland Jewish communities during the spring of 1096 have been examined at length, but only now can we appreciate the extent to which they represent their turbulent times. After a close analysis of the texts themselves, Chazan addresses the objectives of the three narratives. He compares these accounts with earlier Jewish history writing and with contemporary crusade historiography. It is in their disjuncture with past forms of Jewish historical narration and their amazing parallels with Latin crusade narratives that the Hebrew narratives are most revealing. We see how they reflect the embeddedness of early Ashkenazic Jewry in the vibrant atmosphere of late-eleventh- and early-twelfth-century northern Europe
Label
God, humanity, and history : the Hebrew First Crusade narratives, Robert Chazan, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-262) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000164128
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unknown
Isbn
9780520221277
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000164128
Label
God, humanity, and history : the Hebrew First Crusade narratives, Robert Chazan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-262) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000164128
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520221277
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000164128

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