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Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Ariel Toaff


The latter part of the thirteenth century is regarded as a key period in the history of Italian Jewry. During that time many Jewish communities sprang up in the regions of central and northern Italy. Their appearance marked a turning-point in the history of Jews in the Italian peninsula as the Jewish presence had previously been focused on Rome and the south. This acclaimed study, originally published in Italian, captures all the intricacies of everyday life in the medieval Jewish communities of Umbria. The book characterizes in detail the defining features of Jewish life in the region at that ... More

Keywords: Italian Jewry, medieval Jewish community, Umbria, Jewish life, Christians, Jews, medieval Jewish history, Renaissance Italy, medieval Italy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774198
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ariel Toaff, author