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Popes and Jews, 1095–1291

Rebecca Rist


The book explores the nature and scope of the relationship of the medieval papacy to the Jews of western Europe through a reassessment of the evidence for papal interaction with Jewish communities. The book analyses papal pronouncements in the context of the substantial and on-going social, political, and economic changes of the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries, as well the characters and preoccupations of individual pontiffs and the development of Christian theology. It also breaks new ground in exploring the other side of the story—Jewish perceptions of both individual popes and t ... More

Keywords: medieval Church, medieval papacy, Christian–Jewish relations, popes, Jews, Jewish communities, papal curia, papal–Jewish relations, western Europe, Christian theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717980
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717980.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Rist, author
Associate Professor in Medieval History, University of Reading