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God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives

Robert Chazan, Helen F. Siu, and Donald Sutton


Although closely focused on the remarkable Hebrew First-Crusade narratives, this book's new interpretation of these texts is anything but narrow, as the title strongly suggests. The three surviving Hebrew accounts of the crusaders' devastating assaults on Rhineland Jewish communities during the spring of 1096 have been examined at length, but only now can we appreciate the extent to which they represent their turbulent times. After a close analysis of the texts themselves, the book addresses the objectives of the three narratives. It compares these accounts with earlier Jewish history writing ... More

Keywords: Hebrew, crusaders, Jewish communities, Rhineland, Jewish history writing, Ashkenazic Jewry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520221277
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520221277.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Chazan, author

Helen F. Siu, editor

Donald Sutton, editor

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