How did European Jewry emerge from a socially and culturally segregated society to become a component of European society at large? Jacob Katz's landmark study of Jewish life in the High Middle Ages sheds new light on the origins of modernity, including Jewish-Gentile relations, the Jewish role in early capitalism, the beginnings of Haskala (Enlightenment) and of Hasidim. This new, annotated translation by Bernard Dov Cooperman features an Afterword on current research on this critical historical era.
by Jacob Katz
Translated by Bernard Dov Cooperman