Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Apostolic See and the Jews (part 2) - 4 volumes: Volume V, Documents: 1539-1545; Volume VI, Documents: 1546-1555; Volume VII, History; Volume VIII, Addenda, Corrigenda, Bibliography and Indexes.

Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1988-1991. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. XV, Original printed wrappers. This remarkable work relates the history of papal Jewry policy in the Middle Ages from the days of Gelasius I to those of Julius III. It traces the unfolding of Christian-Jewish relations as viewed by the papacy, depicted in the records of the Vatican Archives and supplementary documentation. Some 3,250 Bulls and Briefs, most of them hitherto unpublished, are presented in the first part of this study, the Documents. The second part, the History, is a monograph based on the Documents. Papal views and pronouncements on Jews and Judaism, protective and repressive measures are set against the background of the life of medieval Jewry in Christian Europe, religious, social, economic, etc. As, by the end of the period under review, papal attitudes toward the Jews grew gradually more severe, the few remaining Jews in Western Europe were segregated in ghettoes and subjected to stringent restrictions. Other topics examined in this study include the inquisition and its dealing with Jewish literature, especially the Talmud; the prosecution of Jewish converts reverting to Judaism particularly in the Iberian Peninsula; polemics and disputations between Jews and Christians; Jewish banking and other economic activities; and the history of the Jewish communities under direct papal rule, in Rome, the papal states in Italy, and those in Avignon and the Comtat Venaissin. An extensive bibliography and detailled indexes conclude this study. Very minor and sporadic rubbing along edges of wrappers. Previous owner's ex-libris (Robert Ignatius Burns) on inside of each front cover. Wrappers in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. vg. Item #50260

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