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Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews$
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Javier Castaño, Talya Fishman, and Ephraim Kanarfogel

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781906764678

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.001.0001

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Rabbinic Politics, Royal Conquest, and the Creation of a Halakhic Tradition in Medieval Provence

Rabbinic Politics, Royal Conquest, and the Creation of a Halakhic Tradition in Medieval Provence

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(p.173) Chapter Eight Rabbinic Politics, Royal Conquest, and the Creation of a Halakhic Tradition in Medieval Provence
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Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews
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Pinchas Roth
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.003.0009

This chapter reviews the Jewish culture of early medieval Europe, which is largely hidden by the mists of time and emerges into the light of surviving literary evidence only in the eleventh century. It refers to R. Isaac ben Jacob of Fez and R. Gershom ben Judah of Mainz, who provide a starting point for solid information about what rabbinic Judaism looked like in Spain and Germany. It also mentions R. Solomon ben Isaac (Rashi), who inaugurated the most creative Talmud centre in medieval Europe after he travelled from his home in northern France to the academies of the Rhineland. The chapter talks about historians who theorize about what was going on in the Midi while the Spanish and German academies were putting down roots. It also probes the scholarly consensus that detects an early Ashkenazi orientation in southern France.

Keywords:   Torah scholarship, early medieval Europe, rabbinic Judaism, Talmud centre, Ashkenazi orientation, Jewish culture, R. Isaac ben Jacob, R. Gershom ben Judah, R. Solomon ben Isaac

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