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Recommendation Whether to Confiscate, Destroy and Burn All Jewish Books: A Classic Treatise Against Anti-Semitism

(Paperback - Sep 2000)
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Overview

This modest little text, written in 1510 at the request of the Holy Roman Emperor who was under pressure to burn all Jewish religious books, is a landmark in the history of Jewish-Christian dialogue. In it, Johannes Reuchlin, legal scholar and enlightened thinker, was asked by the emperor to render an opinion and defended the rights of the Jews to live alongside Christians and to retain their sacred books. Reuchlin's response to the situation could be summed up as: Do not burn what you do not understand. Reuchlin brought revilement and persecution upon himself, but his courageous defense of Jewish books put an end to the attempt to destroy them. In her historical introduction Elisheva Carlsbach paints a superb picture of the period and the state of antisemitism in Europe in the sixteenth century. - until now this work has been inaccessible to English-speaking readers

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  • SKU: 9780809139729
  • SKU10: 0809139723
  • Title: Recommendation Whether to Confiscate, Destroy and Burn All Jewish Books: A Classic Treatise Against Anti-Semitism
  • Series: Studies in Judaism and Christianity
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Date Published: Sep 2000
  • Pages: 90
  • Weight lbs: 0.30
  • Dimensions: 8.04" L x 5.40" W x 0.30" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Price on Product
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic; Chronological Period | 16th Century;
  • Category: CHURCH HISTORY
  • Subject: Christianity - Literature & the Arts

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