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The Resource Marks of distinction : Christian perceptions of Jews in the high Middle Ages, Irven M. Resnick

Marks of distinction : Christian perceptions of Jews in the high Middle Ages, Irven M. Resnick

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Marks of distinction : Christian perceptions of Jews in the high Middle Ages
Title
Marks of distinction
Title remainder
Christian perceptions of Jews in the high Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Irven M. Resnick
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For medieval Latin Christendom, texts such as the Bible and the writings of the Fathers of the Church gave form to Christian perceptions of Jews and Judaism. Eye-witness testimony, hearsay, reports of converts from Judaism, and the testimony of dreams, visions, and miraculous events helped fill in the details. The author explores the additional support drawn from medieval science by studying long-held medieval scientific theories that predisposed Jews to certain types of offensive behavior or even to communicate certain illnesses and disease. By arguing for a Jewish "nature" dictated by specific physical characteristics, medieval scientific authorities contributed to growing fears of a Jewish threat. Externally, these differences were evidenced by marks that physically distinguished Jews, for example circumcision. Internally, their melancholy humoral complexion, further weakened by the Jews' dietary restrictions, was thought to dictate their temperament and sexual mores, and to incline them toward leprosy, bleeding hemorrhoids, and other infirmities. These differences were viewed by some as ineradicable, even following religious conversion; or, at best, erasable with only the greatest difficulty over several generations
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YDXCP
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Resnick, Irven M
Dewey number
305.892/4040902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BM535
LC item number
.R47
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Judaism
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Physiognomy
  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Church history
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity
  • Church history
  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Interfaith relations
  • Judaism
  • Europe
  • Society
  • Antijudaismus
  • Christentum
  • Judentum
  • Körper
  • Physiognomie
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Marks of distinction : Christian perceptions of Jews in the high Middle Ages, Irven M. Resnick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-378) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to medieval physiognomy -- Physical deformities and circumcision -- The Jews and leprosy -- The dietary laws, food, and illicit sexuality -- The Jews and melancholy -- Planetary influences; or, The Jews and Saturn -- Case studies revealing a Jewish physiognomy
Control code
814705622
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 385 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813219707
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt260b49
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)814705622
Label
Marks of distinction : Christian perceptions of Jews in the high Middle Ages, Irven M. Resnick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-378) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to medieval physiognomy -- Physical deformities and circumcision -- The Jews and leprosy -- The dietary laws, food, and illicit sexuality -- The Jews and melancholy -- Planetary influences; or, The Jews and Saturn -- Case studies revealing a Jewish physiognomy
Control code
814705622
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 385 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813219707
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt260b49
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)814705622

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