Session724
TitleJewish Life at the Fringe: Individuals and Communities in the Border Regions of Europe
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorInstitut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St Pölten
 
OrganiserBirgit Wiedl, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St Pölten
 
Moderator/ChairBirgit Wiedl, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St Pölten
 
Paper 724-a Safety behind Borders?: The Role of Territorial Boundaries in the Persecution of Jews in Late Medieval Austria
(Language: English)
Eveline Brugger, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St Pölten
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Local History; Social History
Paper 724-b A Dangerous Metropolis: The Imprisoned Foreign Jews in Wrocław, 1453
(Language: English)
Jörn Roland Christophersen, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Local History; Social History
Paper 724-c Across the Border: Rabbinic Authorities about Casherut and Conversion in a Time of Crisis - The Aftermath of 1391
(Language: English)
Claire Soussen, Histoire, les Langues, les Littératures et l'Interculturel (HLLI - UR 4030), Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Boulogne-sur-Mer
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Religious Life
 
AbstractThis session aims at discussing the living conditions of Jews in medieval Europe's border regions and the challenges they faced as both individuals and communities. While Jewish businessmen and -women as well as scholars moved between territories frequently and voluntarily when seeking out their clientele or travelling as a student or teacher, many Jewish men and women would cross borders as refugees during a persecution. In the papers, specific challenges of Jewish inhabitants from the eastern margins of the Holy Roman Empire in Austria, Bohemia and Brandenburg, as well as from the border regions in the western Mediterranean, will be analysed and put into a wider context.