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Author Carlebach, Elisheva.

Title Divided souls : converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750 / Elisheva Carlebach
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 324 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Medieval legacy: converts in the cutlure of Ashkenaz -- The lost crown of synagoga: converts from Judaism in Medieval Christendom -- The turning point: the sixteenth century -- The last deception: conversion and the endtime -- Writing the divided self: convert autobiography -- The professions of conversion -- Conversion and rupture of the family -- Conversion, language, and identity -- Revealing the secrets of Judaism: the literature of the Jewish ceremonial -- Representation and rivalry: Jewish converts and Christian Hebraists -- Conclusion: converts in the age of enlightenment -- Appendix: the conversion autobiography of Friedrich Albrecht Christiani
Summary This book re-evaluates the place of converts from Judaism in the narrative of Jewish history. Long considered beyond the pale of Jewish historiography, converts played a central role in shaping both noxious and positive images of Jews and Judaism for Christian readers. Focusing on German Jews who converted to Christianity in the sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries, it explores an extensive trove of their memoirs and other writings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-318) and index
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Subject Christian converts from Judaism -- Europe, German-speaking -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300133065 (electronic bk.)
9780300133066 (electronic bk.)