Exclusiveness and Tolerance: Studies in Jewish-Gentile Relations in Medieval and Modern Times
The author discusses the changes of attitude on the part of the Jews toward their non-Jewish environment from the middle ages to the Enlightenment. Most of the material has been drawn from the province of Ashkenazi Jewry-- the Jews of Germany and eastern Europe.
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