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EMW 2012

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Understanding the processes of cultural change in early modern history as a process of creating and negotiating social, cultural, and religious borders has become a commonplace in the last generation of research. This perspective has great validity for Jewish history, too: early modern Jews also found themselves in a range of new settings, which allowed a considerably greater range of interactions with their non-Jewish neighbors than had previously been the case. It was not only geographical dispersion that broadened their social, economic, cultural and religious contacts with their non-Jewish surroundings: new ideas and ideologies deriving from the thought of the renaissance, the enlightenment, mercantilism, as well as the Protestant and Catholic reformations opened up new horizons for cross-cultural contacts, too.

The texts discussed during the EMW 2012 included inquisition trials, correspondence, criminal trials, rabbinic court records, takkanot, works by Christian Hebraists, and more.

Event Website

http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/emw/emw2012/

Start Date

27-2-2012 10:00 AM

End Date

28-2-2012 6:00 PM

Location

Brown University

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Feb 27th, 10:00 AM Feb 28th, 6:00 PM

EMW 2012: Cross-Cultural Connections in the Early Modern Jewish World

Brown University

Understanding the processes of cultural change in early modern history as a process of creating and negotiating social, cultural, and religious borders has become a commonplace in the last generation of research. This perspective has great validity for Jewish history, too: early modern Jews also found themselves in a range of new settings, which allowed a considerably greater range of interactions with their non-Jewish neighbors than had previously been the case. It was not only geographical dispersion that broadened their social, economic, cultural and religious contacts with their non-Jewish surroundings: new ideas and ideologies deriving from the thought of the renaissance, the enlightenment, mercantilism, as well as the Protestant and Catholic reformations opened up new horizons for cross-cultural contacts, too.

The texts discussed during the EMW 2012 included inquisition trials, correspondence, criminal trials, rabbinic court records, takkanot, works by Christian Hebraists, and more.

https://fordham.bepress.com/emw/emw2012/emw2012/1