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Rituals of Childhood Jewish Acculturation in Medieval Europe

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ISBN-10: 0300076584

ISBN-13: 9780300076585

Edition: 1998

Authors: Ivan G. Marcus

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In this novel interpretation of the initiation rite of Jewish boys beginning their religious schooling, Ivan G. Marcus presents a new anthropological historical approach to Jewish culture and acculturation in medieval Christian Europe.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/11/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Ritual and Medieval Jewish Cultural History
The Initiation Rite
Ancient Jewish Pedagogy
Food Magic and Mnemonic Gestures
Symbolic Readings
Childhood Initiations into Religious Cultures
Notes
Bibliography
Index