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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 219: Jewish / Non-Jewish Entanglements and Networks, II: Institutional Aspects

Monday 3 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Organiser:Hannah Schachter, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Moderator/Chair:Eveline Brugger, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St. Pölten
Paper 219-aTowards Expulsion Revisited: Jewish Living Conditions on the Iberian Peninsula, 14th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Sandra Schieweck, Zentrum für Europäische Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften (ZEGK), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index terms: Daily Life, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 219-bJewish Life in the Queens' Lands in 12th- to 14th-Century France and Castile
(Language: English)
Hannah Schachter, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 219-cEpiscopal Networks of Aid for Jewish Converts in 14th Century France and Spain
(Language: English)
Paola Tartakoff, Department of Jewish Studies Rutgers University New Jersey
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 219-dFrom Rhine, Seine, to Tauber: Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg's Foundation of a New Judicial Institution in the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Moishi Chechik, Department of Talmud & Halakha, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index terms: Daily Life, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life, Social History

There were a number of institutions, both Christian and Jewish, governing inter-religious entanglements in the European Middle Ages: be those political, judicial, economic, ecclesiastical, or rabbinic. This four paper session will consider two institutional settings that dictated Jewish-Christian networks, approaching each from both the Jewish and Christian perspectives. The first two papers focus on political institutions of monarchy: Sandra Schieweck will present the increasingly restrictive royal policies for Jews in the Iberian Peninsula from 14th and 15th centuries, whereas Hannah Teddy Schachter will discuss Jewish life in the Queens' lands of 12th-14th century France and Castile. The last two papers address religious institutions: Paola Tartakoff will speak about ecclesiastical networks and their care for Jewish converts to Christianity in France and Spain, whereas Moishi Chechik will take the case of one of the most influential Jewish legal scholars of the medieval period, Rabbi Meir ben Baruch, to consider rabbinic institutions, e.g. in which Christian or Jewish settings they were established, and the networks upon which they were built.