Love, Work, and Death

Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

By Ariel Toaff

Contributions by: Judith Landry

In this much-acclaimed study, Ariel Toaff captures all the intricacies of everyday life in the medieval Jewish communities of Umbria and shows clearly how the common stereotype of a single, undifferentiated Jewish community does not reflect the reality. He presents a picture of a complex society that, far from being an isolated minority, actually contributed greatly to contemporary society and played a significant role in shaping it.


308 pages

Publication Date: 5/30/1996
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781874774334