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Early Medieval Jewish Policy in Western Europe

Author:

Bernard S. Bachrach

Early Medieval Jewish Policy in Western Europe

This is the first study of early medieval Jewish policy in the West which examines the nature of this policy from the perspective and aims of its formulators. As the author points out, most specialists in Jewish history have been dominated by what the historian Salo Baron has called the “lachrymose conception,’ a view which emphasized persecution and suffering as a fundamental theme of Jewish history. Professor Bachrach challenges this view and attacks what he calls the myth of Christian church domination of the early medieval world.

Early Medieval Jewish Policy in Western Europe

Bernard S. Bachrach is a Professor of History at the University of Minnesota.

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