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Contents Note on Transliteration Introduction Jeremy Cohen PART I REORIENTING THE NARRATIVE 1. Jewish History across Borders Moshe Rosman 2. Away from a Definition of Antisemitism: An Essay in the Semantics of Historical Description David Engel 3. Does Gender Matter? Locating Women in European Jewish History Paula Hyman 4. Assimilation and Cultural Exchange in Modern Jewish History Maud Mandel PART II FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO MODERNITY 5. Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe: An Agenda for Future Study David B. Ruderman 6. The Reformation and the Jews Miriam Bodian 7. Re(de)fining Modernity in Jewish History Gershon David Hundert PART III ON THE EVE OF THE SPANISH EXPULSION 8. Spanish 'Judaism' and 'Christianity' in an Age of Mass Conversion David Nirenberg 9. The Social Context of Apostasy among Fifteenth-Century Spanish Jewry: Dynamics of a New Religious Borderland Ram Ben-Shalom PART IV FROM EUROPE TO AMERICA AND BACK 10. Transnationalism and Mutual Influence: American and East European Jewries in the 1920s and 1930s Daniel Soyer 11. Transplanting the Heart Back East: Returning Jewish Musical Culture from the United States to Europe Judah M. Cohen Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Jews -- Europe -- History.
Judaism -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- Ethnic relations.