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Tradition and Crisis: Jewish Society at the End of the Middle Ages (Medieval Studies)by Jacob Katz
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Jacob Katz's landmark study of Jewish life in the High Middle Ages sheds new light on the origins of modernity, including Jewish-Gentile relations, the Jewish role in early capitalism, the beginnings of Haskala (Enlightenment) and of Hasidism.
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Cooperman (Jewish history, U. of Maryland) provides the first fully annotated English version of the 1958 Hebrew original, , of Katz's (Hebrew U.) landmark study of the structure of European Jewish life from the 16th-18th centuries. First published in English by New York U. Press.
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