IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1615: Jewish Culture within the Holy Roman Empire: An Antagonistic or Symbiotic Relationship?

Thursday 15 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft
Organiser:Martin Przybilski, Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Trier
Moderator/Chair:Maria Elisabeth Dorninger, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Paper 1615-aLiving in the Realm of the Beyond: The Role of Jewish Converts in Jewish-Christian Cultural Relations during the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Martin Przybilski, Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Trier
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Paper 1615-bChristliche Laien im Disput mit Juden: Eine verbotene Gesprächssituation in literarischen Modellen des 15. Jahrhunderts
(Language: Deutsch)
Manuela Niesner, Germanistisches Seminar, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Paper 1615-cThe 'Wucherjude' as a Caricature of Christian Conduct
(Language: English)
Winfried Frey, Institut für Deutsche Sprache & Literatur, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Abstract

The aim of this session is to shed new light on the nature of Jewish-Christian relations during the Middle Ages beyond the usual focus
on medieval persecution and repression of Jews in Europe. Instead speakers will try to elucidate forms of cultural transfers, exchanges of goods and ideas which show more positive sides of the clash of Jewish and Christian culture during medieval times. Although papers mainly deal with German culture and literature the new approach could lead to a reconsideration of the Jewish-Christian relationship in other countries of medieval Europe.