Religious Violence between Christians and Jews: Medieval Roots, Modern Perspectives


Thoroughly exploring the history of the conflict between Christians and Jews from medieval to modern times, this wide-ranging volume includes newly uncovered material from the recently opened post-Soviet archives. Anna Sapir Abulafia delineates controversial issues of inter-faith confrontation, and a number of eminent scholars from around the globe discuss openly and objectively the dynamics of Jewish creative response in the face of violence. Through the analysis of the histories of the Christian and Jewish religious traditions, this book provides a valuable understanding of their relationship as a modern day phenomenon.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jonathan Riley-Smith
  • Robert Chazan
  • Jeremy Cohen
  • Anna Sapir Abulafia
  • Israel Jacob Yuval
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2002