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Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Yaacov Deutsch


This book examines Christian ethnographic writing about the Jews in early modern Europe, offering a systematic historical analysis of this literary genre and arguing its importance for better understanding both the period in general and Jewish–Christian relations in particular. The book focuses on nearly eighty texts from Western Europe (mostly Germany) that describe the customs and ceremonies of the contemporary Jews, containing both descriptions and illustrations of their subjects. It examines books in which Christian authors describe Jewish life and provides new interpretations of Christian ... More

Keywords: Christian ethnographic writing, early modern Europe, Jewish life, Christian Hebraism, Judaism, Biblical law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199756537
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yaacov Deutsch, author
Hebrew University Jerusalem