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Demographic Movement

Perceptions of Medieval Times
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Perceptions of Medieval Times

The medieval period was a period of unusual violence and an unusual level of irrational thinking about the Jews but it didn’t involve unremitting violence. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.

Why did Jews choose to live in Christian Europe?
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Why did Jews choose to live in Christian Europe?

In the year 1000, there are just about no settled Jewish communities in the northern half of Europe. And yet, Jews for the first time decide to cast their lot in this area. Why? Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.

Map of Expulsions from Europe
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Map of Expulsions from Europe

Expulsions of Jews in Europe from 1100 to 1600

How did European cities develop during the medieval period?
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How did European cities develop during the medieval period?

When we talk of Medieval Western Christendom, we are talking about the areas of Europe which were under control of the Roman Catholic Church. These areas were distinctively backward as compared to the Islamic world. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS

Overview of Twelfth-Century Jewish Settlements, Benjamin of Tudela’s Twelfth-Century Travelogue
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Overview of Twelfth-Century Jewish Settlements, Benjamin of Tudela’s Twelfth-Century Travelogue

Here are the confines of Germany, a country full of hills and mountains. The Jewish congregations of Germany inhabit the banks of the great river Rhine, from Cologne, where the empire commences, unto Cassanburg, the frontier of Germany, which is fifteen days’ journey, and is called Ashkenas by the Jews. These are the cities of […]

Demographic Movement
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Demographic Movement

Introduction Introduction- Demographic Movement Images Map of Medieval Spanish Jewish Settlement Map of Medieval Northern European Jewish Settlement Map of Expulsions from Europe Map of Medieval Eastern European Jewish Settlement Primary Texts Establishment of Jewish Rights throughout France, Rabbi Meir Bar Simon’s Milhemet Mizvah Purported Movement of Jews from Italy to Rhineland, R. Elazar of […]