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Jewish Women and Conversion in Medieval Europe

Paola Tartakoff, Rutgers University
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4:00-5:30 PM
2022 202 S. Thayer Map
To date, the history of conversion between Judaism and Christianity in medieval Europe has focused largely on men. The clerks, canon lawyers, preachers, popes, kings, bishops, theologians, chroniclers, rabbis, and poets who wrote about converts were men. Yet, medieval sources also shed light on the experiences of women. This lecture will present new research on the lives of women who converted to and from Judaism in medieval Spain and northern Europe.

Image:Cantigas de Santa MarĂ­a. Biblioteca de San Lorenzo el Real, Escorial, ms. T.I.1, fol. 154

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Building: 202 S. Thayer
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Jewish Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Judaic Studies