Item description for At the Gate of Christendom: Jews, Muslims and 'Pagans' in Medieval Hungary, c.1000 - c.1300 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series) by Nora Berend & Berend Nora...
Modern life in increasingly heterogeneous societies has directed attention to patterns of interaction, often using a framework of persecution and tolerance. This study of the economic, social, legal and religious position of three minorities (Jews, Muslims and pagan Turkic nomads) argues that different degrees of exclusion and integration characterized non-Christian status in the medieval Christian kingdom of Hungary between 1000 and 1300. A complex explanation of non-Christian status emerges from the analysis of their economic, social, legal and religious positions and roles. Existence on the frontier with the nomadic world led to the formulation of a frontier ideology, and to anxiety about Hungary's detachment from Christendom, which affected policies towards non-Christians. The study also succeeds in integrating central European history with the study of the medieval world, while challenging such current concepts in medieval studies as frontier societies, persecution and tolerance, ethnicity, and the other.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 26, 2004
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521651859 ISBN13 9780521651851
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More About Nora Berend & Berend Nora
Nora Berend is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Her previous publications include At the Gate of Christendom: Jews, Muslims and 'Pagans' in Medieval Hungary, c.1000 c.1300 (Cambridge University Press, 2001) for which she received the Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Prize in 2002, and Christianization and the Rise of Christian Monarchy: Central Europe, Scandinavia and Rus', c.950 c.1200 (as editor, Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Nora Berend has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Cambridge.
Nora Berend has published or released items in the following series...
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life & Thought; Fourth