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Europas Juden im Mittelalter

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Editors

Karen Birk, Werner Transier, Markus Wener.

Curator

Karen Birk.

Imprint

Speyer, Germany, 2004. 288 pp., illustrations: 280 col., 28 × 24 cm. German.

ISBN

3775791906 (German edition); 3775791914 (English edition)

Location

Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer (19 November 2004–20 March 2005)

Description

A monumental exhibition on medieval Jewry focusing on its two major centers—the Ashkenazic communities along the Rhine, and the Sephardic communities on the Iberian Peninsula. 8 essays, including those on: the Jews under Castilian rule 11–15th C (Javier Castaño), the Jewish communities along the Rhine (Werner Transier), Jewish Speyer and its medieval synagogue (Renate Engels, Pia Heberer), and Jewish art in the Middle Ages (Markus Wener). Catalog of exhibits in 3 sections, each with introductory text and detailed descriptive entries: Jewish Life in Antiquity, Religious Life, Jews in the Social Life of the Middle Ages. 172 items.

Description

The exhibition marked the 900th anniversary of the dedication of the medieval synagogue in Speyer.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSGERMANYHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, 12TH–14TH CHISTORICAL DOCUMENTSMIDDLE AGESRHINELANDSPAINSPEYERSYNAGOGUE TEXTILESSYNAGOGUESTOMBSTONES

minor keywords

AmuletsAntisemitic images/objectsAstrolabesAstronomy/AstrologyBesamimBiblesBook bindingsBread stampsCeramicsChristian illuminated manuscriptsCoinsColmar TreasureErfurt TreasureGames/ToysGold glassHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHanukkah lampsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CJewelry boxesKetubbotKeysLingenfeld TreasureMaimonidesMedicineMikvahOil lamps, ancientOssuaries/SarcophagiPilgrims’ flasks/jugsPrints, synagoguesReader’s desk coversRimmonimScrolls of Esther, medievalSeals/Stamps, ringsSeals/Stamps, communitySeals/Stamps, personalSynagogues, inscriptions fromSynagogues, models/reconstructionsTombstones, GermanyTombstones, medievalTombstones, SpainTorah Ark curtainsTorah ArksTorah bindersTorah stavesWedding rings, medievalYad

Related ephemera

Exhibition leaflet, 6 pp., 4 col. illus., 21 × 10.3 cm. German and English; Exhibition review in several articles, Damals. Das Magazin für Geschichte und Kultur, December 2004, Nr. 36, pp. 12–44.

Other venue

Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany (23 April–28 August 2005)

Catalog from other venue

#1813

Related publication

Juden im Mittelalter: Lese-, Spiel- & Bastelmappe [Jews in the Middle Ages: Reading, Gaming & DIY Wallet], 2005. Educational packet for children ages 10–14, with photos, stories, coloring pages, recipes, games, etc.

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