This collection revisits the complex subject of medieval visual representations of Jews and Judaism by themselves and by Christians. The topics range from questions of Jewish identity in Iberian illuminated Hebrew manuscripts (13th-14th centuries) to representations of Synagoga and Judas in the Bible Moralisee and cathedral sculpture, to early modern Jewish self-images. The essays are prefaced by a critical study of the discovery of medieval Jewish art among art historians and cultural activists ca. 1900-35. The volume will be of value to art historians, as well as medieval and early modern historians with an interest in Jewish culture and Jewish-Christian relations. Contributors include: Michael Batterman, Marc Michael Epstein, Eva Frojmovic, Thomas Hubka, Sara Lipton, Annette Weber, and Diane Wolfthal.
List of Contributors List of Illustrations Editor's Foreword Buber in Basle, Schlosser in Sarajevo, Wischnitzer in Weimar: The Politics of Writing about Medieval Jewish Art, Eva Frojmovic Another Flight into Egypt: Confluence, Coincidence, the Cross-cultural Dialectics of Messianism and Iconographic Appropriation in Medieval Jewish and Christian Culture, Marc Michael Epstein Bread of Affliction, Emblem of Power: The Passover Matzah in Haggadah Manuscripts from Christian Spain, Michael Batterman Messianic Politics in re-Christianized Spain: Images of the Sanctuary in Hebrew Bible Manuscripts, Eva Frojmovic The Temple is my Body: Gender, Carnality, and Synagoga in the Bible Moralisee, Sara Lipton The Hanged Judas of Freiburg Cathedral: Sources and Interpretations, Annette Weber Imaging the Self: Representations of Jewish Ritual in Yiddish Books of Customs, Diane Wolfthal Medieval Themes in the Wall-Paintings of 17th and 18th-Century Polish Wooden Synagogues, Thomas C. Hubka Index
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