IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 827: Conflict, Conciliation, and Self-Assertion: Exploring the Framework of Jewish-Christian Interaction in Ashkenazic Cities and Towns

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St. Pölten
Organiser:Eveline Brugger, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St. Pölten
Moderator/Chair:Eveline Brugger, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St. Pölten
Paper 827-aProtecting the Others, Consolidating the Self: Jewish and Christian Strategies of Assertion in a Northern German Town during the Time of the Black Death
(Language: English)
Jörn Roland Christophersen, Seminar für Judaistik, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main / Arye Maimon-Institut für Geschichte der Juden, Universität Trier
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Local History, Social History
Paper 827-bSuing the Christian: Jewish Plaintiffs in Municipal Courts from Southern Ashkenaz
(Language: English)
Birgit Wiedl, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St. Pölten
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Law, Social History
Paper 827-cEntering the 'Other' Space: Jews and Christians in Regensburg at the End of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Sophia Schmitt, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Social History
Abstract

Conflicts were an everyday part of Jewish-Christian interaction in urban communities – in (mostly) peaceful times, and even more so during periods when the Jewish population was in danger of persecution. However, conflicts could also provide either side with an opportunity to assert their own position, and to redefine or even improve their standing in the community. Both Christians and Jews made use of legal and bureaucratic means in order to resolve quarrels in their favour, thus creating venues of interaction which this section will explore by reference to examples from cities and towns in different parts of Ashkenaz.