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The Jew, the cathedral and the medieval city : Synagoga and Ecclesia in the thirteenth century

Author: Nina Rowe
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge books online.
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"In the thirteenth century, sculptures of Synagoga and Ecclesia - paired female personifications of the Synagogue defeated and the Church triumphant - became a favored motif on cathedral façades in France and Germany. Throughout the centuries leading up to this era, the Jews of northern Europe prospered financially and intellectually, a trend that ran counter to the long-standing Christian conception of Jews as  Read more...
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Rowe, Nina.
Jew, the cathedral and the medieval city.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010034219
(OCoLC)610830800
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Rowe
ISBN: 9781139233354 1139233351 9780511762413 0511762410
OCLC Number: 801404352
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 326 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction: the Jew, the cathedral and the city --
Part I. Imagining Jews and Judaism in Life and Art: 1. The Jew in a Christian world: denunciation and restraint in the age of cathedrals; 2. Ecclesia and Synagoga: the life of a motif --
Part II. Art and Life on the Ecclesiastical Stage - Three Case Studies: Introduction to Part II: nature, antiquity and sculpture in the early thirteenth century; 3. Reims: 'our Jews' and the royal sphere; 4. Bamberg: the empire, the Jews and earthly order; 5. Strasbourg: clerics, burghers and Jews in the medieval city --
Epilogue: the afterlife of an image.
Series Title: Cambridge books online.
Responsibility: Nina Rowe.

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This book examines the Synagoga-Ecclesia motif in the thirteenth century and argues that the figures conveyed a political message of Christian ascendancy and Jewish submission.  Read more...
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