Session309
TitleInformation and Trust between Jews and Christians
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserAviya Doron, Department of Jewish History & Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ryan Low, Department of History, Harvard University
 
Moderator/ChairRebecca Lynn Winer, Department of History, Villanova University, Pennsylvania
 
Paper 309-a Jewish Legal Strategies before Local Courts in Late Medieval Austria
(Language: English)
Birgit Wiedl, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St Pölten
Index Terms: Daily Life; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Law; Social History
Paper 309-b Public Faith in Private Homes: Jewish Creditors, Christian Notaries, and Rural Debtors in the Medieval Dauphiné
(Language: English)
Ryan Low, Department of History, Harvard University
Index Terms: Daily Life; Economics - Rural; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Social History
Paper 309-c The Boundaries of Foreignness: Jews, Lombards, and Bourgeois in 14th-Century Paris
(Language: English)
Nureet Dermer, Department of Jewish History & Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index Terms: Daily Life; Demography; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Social History
 
AbstractOur aim is to bring together scholars interested in mechanisms by which Jews and Christians in medieval Europe shared information with each other, especially across the borders of the rural-urban divide, and question the role of trust in promoting information exchange. Our session will investigate how information exchange and cooperation, whether private or through the vast repositories of information contained in notaries, courts, chancelleries, markets, and other institutions, allowed Jews and Christians to surmount boundaries posed both by religious difference and by geographical distance across different regions in Europe. We hope that examining the boundaries of information and cooperation in Jewish-Christian exchange may contribute to the understanding of the definition and function of trust in these interreligious contacts.