New book on Medieval Jewish women
- Gilliand here, sitting here reading Choice magazine (the primary
source of book, etc., reviews for academic libraries) and seeing this -
- thought some here might be interested:
"Pious and rebellious: Jewish women in Medieval Europe" by Avraham
Grossman, translated by Jonathan Chipman. ISBN: 1584653914, $65;
paperback ISBN: 1584653922, $29.95.
This is "Highly recommended. All academic levels/libraries"
YIS -- Gillian Durham
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>I just got my copy yesterday. I was very excited to hear about it. It is exactly up my alley. :)
> Gilliand here, sitting here reading Choice magazine (the primary
> source of book, etc., reviews for academic libraries) and seeing this -
> - thought some here might be interested:
> "Pious and rebellious: Jewish women in Medieval Europe" by Avraham
In the same order, I also got: "Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe"
by Elisheva Baumgarten.
"Mothers and Children" is based upon French/German sources primarily, but I expect it
will still be interesting/informational for my interests. I'm 53 pages into it, and definitely
finding new facts (with sources well identified.) For example, Jewish women could use a
Christian midwife (with a Jewish chaperon always on hand), but a Jewish midwife was not
permitted (by local Jewish rules) to tend to a Christian woman in labor.
That could be relevant for persona development. For me, I'm simply fascinated by how
women (especially Jewish) went about their daily lives.