Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture 1450 1730

Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture  1450 1730

Stiefel examines the relationships between Jews and gentiles, and between separate Jewish groups, as well as looking at the growth of urbanization and globalization.

Author: Barry L. Stiefel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138662119

Category: History

Page: 240

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Before the mid-fifteenth century, the Christian and Islamic governments of Europe had restricted the architecture and design of synagogues and often prevented Jews from becoming architects. Stiefel presents a study of the material culture and religious architecture that this era produced.
Categories: History

Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture 1450 1730

Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture  1450   1730

Stiefel presents a study of the material culture and religious architecture that this era produced.

Author: Barry L. Stiefel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317320319

Category: History

Page: 240

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Before the mid-fifteenth century, the Christian and Islamic governments of Europe had restricted the architecture and design of synagogues and often prevented Jews from becoming architects. Stiefel presents a study of the material culture and religious architecture that this era produced.
Categories: History

Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture 1450 1730

Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture  1450   1730

Watson, K., 'The Iconography of Tombstones in the Jewish Graveyard, Bridgetown, Barbados', Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, ... INDEX – 211 – 210 Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 14501730.

Author: Barry L. Stiefel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317320326

Category: History

Page: 240

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Before the mid-fifteenth century, the Christian and Islamic governments of Europe had restricted the architecture and design of synagogues and often prevented Jews from becoming architects. Stiefel presents a study of the material culture and religious architecture that this era produced.
Categories: History

The Jews and the Reformation

The Jews and the Reformation

Bell, Jews in the Early Modern World, 51. Bodian, Hebrews of the Portuguese Nation, 31–2; Barry L. Stiefel, Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 14501730 (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2014), 67.

Author: Kenneth Austin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300186291

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The first comprehensive account of Protestant and Catholic attitudes toward Jews and Judaism in the European Reformation ​In this rich, wide-ranging, and meticulously researched account, Kenneth Austin examines the attitudes of various Christian groups in the Protestant and Catholic Reformations towards Jews, the Hebrew language, and Jewish learning. Martin Luther’s writings are notorious, but Reformation attitudes were much more varied and nuanced than these might lead us to believe. This book has much to tell us about the Reformation and its priorities—and has important implications for how we think about religious pluralism more broadly.
Categories: Religion

Caribbean Jewish Crossings

Caribbean Jewish Crossings

For a recent discussion of the phenomenon, see Barry Stiefel, Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 14501730 (London: Routledge, 2016), 121–24. Stiefel also suggests that the sand could have a more practical purpose, ...

Author: Sarah Phillips Casteel

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813943305

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Caribbean Jewish Crossings is the first essay collection to consider the Caribbean's relationship to Jewishness through a literary lens. Although Caribbean novelists and poets regularly incorporate Jewish motifs in their work, scholars have neglected this strain in studies of Caribbean literature. The book takes a pan-Caribbean approach, with chapters addressing the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone, and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. Part 1 traces the emergence of a Caribbean-Jewish literary culture in Suriname, St. Thomas, Jamaica, and Cuba from the late eighteenth century through the early twentieth century. Part 2 brings into focus Sephardic and crypto-Jewish motifs in contemporary Caribbean literature, while Part 3 turns to the question of colonialism and its relationship to Holocaust memory. The volume concludes with the compelling voices of contemporary Caribbean creative writers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice

The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice

Shakespeare and the Jews. ... Siegmund, Stefanie B. The Medici State and the Ghetto of Florence: The Construction of an Early Modern Jewish Community. ... Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 14501730.

Author: Dana E. Katz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316738566

Category: Art

Page:

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Dana E. Katz examines the Jewish ghetto of Venice as a paradox of urban space. In 1516, the Senate established the ghetto on the periphery of the city and legislated nocturnal curfews to reduce the Jews' visibility in Venice. Katz argues that it was precisely this practice of marginalization that put the ghetto on display for Christian and Jewish eyes. According to her research, early modern Venetians grounded their conceptions of the ghetto in discourses of sight. Katz's unique approach demonstrates how Venice's Jewish ghetto engaged the sensory imagination of its inhabitants in complex and contradictory ways that both shaped urban space and reshaped Christian-Jewish relations.
Categories: Art

Jewish Women s History from Antiquity to the Present

Jewish Women s History from Antiquity to the Present

55 Barry L. Stiefel, Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 14501730 (London: Routledge, 2016); Helen Hills, Architecture and the Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2003).

Author: Rebecca Lynn Winer

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814346327

Category: History

Page: 520

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A survey of Jewish women’s history from biblical times to the twenty-first century.
Categories: History

Buildings and Landmarks of Medieval Europe The Middle Ages Revealed

Buildings and Landmarks of Medieval Europe  The Middle Ages Revealed

Prague Synagogues. Prague: The State Jewish Museum, 2000. Roth, Norman. Daily Life of the Jews in the Middle Ages. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. Stiefel, Barry L. Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 14501730.

Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440841828

Category: History

Page: 347

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Through the use of images, diagrams, and detailed descriptions, this book enables readers to appreciate how the construction, design, and function of famous structures inform our understanding of societies of the past. • Supplies fascinating and interactive ways to learn about these buildings and the motivations of the people who created them • Spotlights buildings and structures that are visually compelling as well as historically significant in order to heighten readers' interest in the content • Ideally suited to support the emerging set of Common Core Standards for Social Studies that specifically calls for students to learn how to integrate information from diverse formats and media • Includes photographs of medieval buildings with descriptions and historical analysis, sidebars with additional info and primary sources, illustrations, a bibliography, and a glossary
Categories: History

Revealing the Secrets of the Jews

Revealing the Secrets of the Jews

Johannes Pfefferkorn and Christian Writings about Jewish Life and Literature in Early Modern Europe Jonathan Adams, Cordelia Heß ... Stiefel, Barry L. Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 14501730.

Author: Jonathan Adams

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110522563

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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This book presents the most recent scholarship on the sixteenth-century convert Johannes Pfefferkorn and his context. Pfefferkorn is the most (in)famous of the converts from Judaism who wrote descriptions of Jewish ceremonial life and shaped both Christian ideas about Judaism and the course of anti-Jewish polemics in the early modern period. Rather than just rehearsing the better-known aspects of Pfefferkorn’s life and the controversy with Johannes Reuchlin, this volume re-evaluates the motives behind his activities and writings as well as his role and success in the context of Dominican anti-Jewish polemics and Imperial German politics. Furthermore, it discusses other converts, who similarly "revealed the secrets of the Jews", and contains detailed studies of the campaigns against the Talmud and other Jewish books as well as the diffusion of Pfefferkorn's books and other anti-Jewish writings throughout early modern Europe. Revealing the Secrets of the Jews thus presents new perspectives on Jewish-Christian relations, the study of religion and Christian Hebraism, and the history of anthropology and ethnography.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rescue the Surviving Souls

Rescue the Surviving Souls

Stiefel, Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture; Shadmi,. 1. The traditional thirty-day mourning period observed after the death of a close family member. 2. Elyakim Getz ben Me'ir, Sefer even ha-shoham u-me'irat ʾeinayim ...

Author: Adam Teller

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691161747

Category: History

Page: 408

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A groundbreaking examination of a little-known but defining episode in early modern Jewish history A refugee crisis of huge proportions erupted as a result of the mid-seventeenth-century wars in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Tens of thousands of Jews fled their homes, or were captured and trafficked across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Rescue the Surviving Souls is the first book to examine this horrific moment of displacement and flight, and to assess its social, economic, religious, cultural, and psychological consequences. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources in twelve languages, Adam Teller traces the entire course of the crisis, shedding fresh light on the refugee experience and the various relief strategies developed by the major Jewish centers of the day. Teller pays particular attention to those thousands of Jews sent for sale on the slave markets of Istanbul and the extensive transregional Jewish economic network that coalesced to ransom them. He also explores how Jewish communities rallied to support the refugees in central and western Europe, as well as in Poland-Lithuania, doing everything possible to help them overcome their traumatic experiences and rebuild their lives. Rescue the Surviving Souls offers an intimate study of an international refugee crisis, from outbreak to resolution, that is profoundly relevant today.
Categories: History