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Bne Chet: Die österreichischen Juden im Mittelalter. Eine Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte (review)

Bne Chet: Die österreichischen Juden im Mittelalter. Eine Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte (review) Book Reviews fear of government intervention in their everyday lives. In short, Lee's driving thesis loses its credibility with a failure to carefully review existing research and an uncritical use of primary sources. For the popular reader, Lee offers an intriguing tale of mysterious links and a sinister cast of international characters. Lee tantalizes the reader with real possibilities, real sources, real people, and real problems. For the more discerning reader, Lee is a disappointment. David A. Meier Department of Social Sciences Dickinson State University Bne Chet: Die osterreichischen Juden im Mittelalter. Eine Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte, by Schlomo Spitzer. Vienna: Bohlau Verlag and Cologne: Weimar, 1997. 281 pp. DM 69.00. Ene Chet, the designation for Austrian Jews coined by the famous rabbi of Mainz, R. Jakob Molin, traces the history of the Jews of Austria during the Middle Ages. This work is divided into three parts, history, community development, and religious and everyday life. The author provides insightfulllllalytical and interpretive commentary on many aspects of the areas included, drawing on numerous published and archival sources. Appendices of "Judenmeister," chronologically arranged according to communities, an explanation of Hebrew and Jewish terms, a catalog of abbreviations, and a map of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

Bne Chet: Die österreichischen Juden im Mittelalter. Eine Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte (review)

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Abstract

Book Reviews fear of government intervention in their everyday lives. In short, Lee's driving thesis loses its credibility with a failure to carefully review existing research and an uncritical use of primary sources. For the popular reader, Lee offers an intriguing tale of mysterious links and a sinister cast of international characters. Lee tantalizes the reader with real possibilities, real sources, real people, and real problems. For the more discerning reader, Lee is a disappointment. David A. Meier Department of Social Sciences Dickinson State University Bne Chet: Die osterreichischen Juden im Mittelalter. Eine Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte, by Schlomo Spitzer. Vienna: Bohlau Verlag and Cologne: Weimar, 1997. 281 pp. DM 69.00. Ene Chet, the designation for Austrian Jews coined by the famous rabbi of Mainz, R. Jakob Molin, traces the history of the Jews of Austria during the Middle Ages. This work is divided into three parts, history, community development, and religious and everyday life. The author provides insightfulllllalytical and interpretive commentary on many aspects of the areas included, drawing on numerous published and archival sources. Appendices of "Judenmeister," chronologically arranged according to communities, an explanation of Hebrew and Jewish terms, a catalog of abbreviations, and a map of

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Oct 3, 1999

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