Letter on the Conversion of the Jews

Letter on the Conversion of the Jews

Letter on the Conversion of the Jews

Letter on the Conversion of the Jews

Synopsis

This book provides an edited text, introduction, and translation of a central document in the history of religious coercion in late antiquity: Severus of Minorca's Letter on the Conversion of the Jews. The Letter describes the forced conversion of the Jews of Minorca to Christianity in AD 418. It offers a fascinating perspective on Jewish-Christian relations in a Mediterranean town, and on the motives for religious intolerance. In addition, its wealth of information about a diaspora Jewish community in the western empire makes it unique among surviving sources.
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