A rejected people

Ora Limor

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A historical essay on Jewish-Christian relations in Europe during the medieval period. Although Judaism and Christianity were sister religions, they were forced to part ways at an early stage. During the 5th-11th centuries, there were Christian anti-Jewish polemics and Church decisions (on the part of both the Roman Church and the Byzantine Church), but the Jews were not severely attacked or persecuted en masse. The First Crusade triggered a sharp deterioration in Jewish-Christian relations, involving murderous anger and hatred. In the 12th-13th centuries, Christian Europe began to marginalize and to persecute the Jews, with blood libels, religious disputations, expulsions, anti-Jewish literature, etc. States that the Reformation in the 16th century did not cause an improvement in the situation of the Jews.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Illustrated History of the Jewish People
Pages87-139, 400-402
Number of pages53
StatePublished - 1997

RAMBI publications

  • Christianity and antisemitism -- History -- To 1500
  • Christianity and other religions -- Judaism -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
  • Jews -- Europe -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500


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