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The Resource Sanctifying the Name of God : Jewish Martyrs and Jewish Memories of the First Crusade

Sanctifying the Name of God : Jewish Martyrs and Jewish Memories of the First Crusade

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Sanctifying the Name of God : Jewish Martyrs and Jewish Memories of the First Crusade
Title
Sanctifying the Name of God
Title remainder
Jewish Martyrs and Jewish Memories of the First Crusade
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Language
eng
Summary
How are martyrs made, and how do the memories of martyrs express, nourish, and mold the ideals of the community? Sanctifying the Name of God wrestles with these questions against the background of the massacres of Jews in the Rhineland during the outbreak of the First Crusade. Marking the first extensive wave of anti-Jewish violence in medieval Christian Europe, these "Persecutions of 1096" exerted a profound influence on the course of European Jewish history. When the crusaders demanded that Jews choose between Christianity and death, many opted for baptism. Many others, however, chose to die as Jews rather than to live as Christians, and of these, many actually inflicted death upon themselves and their loved ones. Stories of their self-sacrifice ushered the Jewish ideal of martyrdom--kiddush ha-Shem, the sanctification of God's holy name--into a new phase, conditioning the collective memory and mindset of Ashkenazic Jewry for centuries to come, during the Holocaust, and even today. The Jewish survivors of 1096 memorialized the victims as martyrs as they rebuilt their communities during the decades following the Crusade. Three twelfth-century Hebrew chronicles of the persecutions preserve their memories of martyrdom and self-sacrifice, tales fraught with symbolic meaning that constitute one of the earliest Jewish attempts at local, contemporary historiography. Reading and analyzing these stories through the prism of Jewish and Christian religious and literary traditions, Jeremy Cohen shows how these persecution chronicles reveal much more about the storytellers, the martyrologists, than about the martyrs themselves. While they extol the glorious heroism of the martyrs, they also air the doubts, guilt, and conflicts of those who, by submitting temporarily to the Christian crusaders, survived
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COO
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Cohen, Jeremy
Dewey number
296.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
College Audience
Intended audience source
University of Pennsylvania Press
LC call number
DS135.G31.C64 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Jewish Culture and Contexts Ser
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Crusades
  • Germany
  • Crusades (First : 1096-1099)
  • Crusades
  • Ethnic relations
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Sanctifying the Name of God : Jewish Martyrs and Jewish Memories of the First Crusade
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Publication
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
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; List of Abbreviations for Primary Sources; Introduction: The Persecutions of 1096; Part I: Problems and Solutions; 1 To Sanctify the Name of God; 2 The First Crusade and Its Historians; 3 Points of Departure; Part II: Martyrs of 1096; 4 Last Supper at Xanten; 5 Master Isaac the Parnas; 6 Mistress Rachel of Mainz; 7 Kalonymos in Limbo; 8 The Rape of Sarit; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography of Secondary Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Control code
873030400
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812219562
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780812219562
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)873030400
Label
Sanctifying the Name of God : Jewish Martyrs and Jewish Memories of the First Crusade
Publication
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
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; List of Abbreviations for Primary Sources; Introduction: The Persecutions of 1096; Part I: Problems and Solutions; 1 To Sanctify the Name of God; 2 The First Crusade and Its Historians; 3 Points of Departure; Part II: Martyrs of 1096; 4 Last Supper at Xanten; 5 Master Isaac the Parnas; 6 Mistress Rachel of Mainz; 7 Kalonymos in Limbo; 8 The Rape of Sarit; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography of Secondary Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Control code
873030400
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812219562
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780812219562
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)873030400

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