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MEDV 1080 Module Reading List

Religion and Culture in the Western Middle Ages, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Melanie Brunner
m.brunner@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

 

GENERAL AND REFERENCE WORKS

Marcus Bull, Thinking Medieval: An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) [A good introduction to Medieval Studies as a subject although it does not focus specifically on religion.]

Judaism

  • *Robert Chazan, The Jews of medieval western Christendom ISBN: 0521616646 (pbk.) : £17.99; 9780521846660 (hbk.) : £45.00; 0521846668 (hbk.) : £45.00; 9780521616645 (pbk.) : £17.99 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006)
  • *Mark R. Cohen, Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994)
  • Jonathan Elukin, Living together, living apart : rethinking Jewish-Christian relations in the Middle Ages ISBN: 0691114870 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780691114873 (hardcover : alk. paper) (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007)
  • David J. Goldberg and John D. Rayner, The Jewish People: Their History and Their Religion (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1989)
  • Nicholas de Lange, Atlas of the Jewish world ISBN: 0714823244 (Oxford: Phaidon, 1984)
  • Nicholas de Lange, Judaism ISBN: 0199252971 (pbk. : alk. paper), 2nd edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003)
  • Nicholas de Lange, An Introduction to Judaism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)
  • Brian Lancaster, The elements of Judaism ISBN: 1852304022 (pbk.) : $8.95 (Shaftesbury: Element, 1993)
  • Norman Roth, Daily life of the Jews in the Middle Ages ISBN: 031332865X (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2005)
  • Norman Roth, ed., Medieval Jewish civilization : an encyclopedia ISBN: 0415937124 (New York: Routledge, 2002)
  • Fred Skolnik, ed., Encyclopaedia Judaica. ISBN: 0028659287 (set hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659295 (vol. 1 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659309 (vol. 2 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659317 (vol. 3 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659325 (vol. 4 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659333 (vol. 5 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659341 (vol. 6 hardcover : alk. paper); 002865935X (vol. 7 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659368 (vol. 8 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659376 (vol. 9 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659384 (vol. 10 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659392 (vol. 11 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659406 (vol. 12 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659414 (vol. 13 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659422 (vol. 14 hardcover : alk. paper); 0028659430 (vol. 15 : alk. paper); 0028659449 (vol. 16 : alk. paper); 0028659457 (vol. 17 : alk. paper); 0028659465 (vol. 18 : alk. paper); 0028659473 (vol. 19 : alk. paper); 0028659481 (vol. 20 : alk. paper); 002865949X (vol. 21 : alk. paper); 0028659503 (vol. 22 : alk. paper)., 25 vols (Detroit, MI: Macmillan, 2007)
  • Theodore Steinberg, Jews and Judaism in the Middle Ages ISBN: 9780275985882 (alk. paper); 0275985881 (alk. paper) (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008)

Christianity

Islam

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PRIMARY SOURCES 

Judaism

Christianity

Islam

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INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY

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INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL JUDAISM

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INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL ISLAM

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PILGRIMAGE AND TRAVEL

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SAINTS AND RELICS

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CHARITY AND ALMS-GIVING

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Core secondary reading

  • James William Brodman, Charity and religion in medieval Europe ISBN: 9780813215808 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780813218878 electronic bk.; 081321887X electronic bk. (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2009), chapter 1 [E]
  • Mark R. Cohen, 'Poverty and Charity: Jews in the Medieval Islamic World', in Poverty and prosperity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance ISBN: 9782503530321 (hbk.) : £53.00; 250353032X (hbk.) : £53.00 , ed. by Anne Scott and Cynthia Kosso (Turnhout: Brepols, 2012), pp. 143-54 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 04/01/2018) [V]
  • Adam J. Davis, 'The Social and Religious Meanings of Charity in Medieval Europe', History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542, 12:12 (2014), 935-50 [E]
  • Yaacov Lev, 'The Ethics and Practice of Islamic Medieval Charity', History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542, 5:2 (2007), 603-18 [E]

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CONFLICT AND CO-EXISTENCE: JEWISH-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS

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Core secondary reading

  • J.M McCulloh, ‘Jewish Ritual Murder: William of Norwich, Thomas of Monmouth, and the Early Dissemination of the Myth’, Speculum. ISSN: 0038-7134; 2040-8072 72 (1997), 698- 740 [E]
  • Robert Chazan, ‘The Blois Incident of 1171: A Study in Jewish Intercommunal Organization’, Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research. ISSN: 0065-6798, 36 (1968), 13-31 [E]
  • Miri Rubin, ‘Desecration of the Host: The Birth of an Accusation’, in Medieval religion : new approaches ISBN: 0415316871 (pbk); 0415316863, ed. by Constance Hoffman Berman (New York: Routledge, 2005), pp. 343-46 [E]

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INTER-FAITH DISPUTATIONS AND POLEMICS

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MISSION AND CONVERSION

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Core secondary reading

  • Lauren Fogle, ‘Between Christianity and Judaism: The Identity of Converted Jews in Medieval London’, Essays in medieval studies. ISSN: 1043-2213, 22 (2005), 107-16 [E]
  • Alan J. Forey, ‘The Military Orders and the Conversion of Muslims in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries’, Journal of Medieval history. ISSN: 0304-4181, 28 (2002), 1-22 [E]
  • Roger Highfield, ‘Christians, Muslims and Jews in the Same Society: The Rise and Fall of convivencia in Medieval Spain’, Studies in church history. ISSN: 0424-2084, 15 (1978), 121-46 [V]
  • Contesting inter-religious conversion in the medieval world ISBN: 9781317160274 (e-book) ed. by Yaniv Fix and Yosi Yisraeli (London: Routledge, 2017) [E-Book on order]

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HOLY WAR AND JIHAD

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Core secondary reading

  • Judith Bronstein, ‘The Crusade and the Jews: Some Reflections on the 1096 Massacre’, History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542, 5 (2007), 1268-79 [E]
  • Marcus Bull, ‘The Roots of Lay Enthusiasm for the First Crusade’, History. ISSN: 0018-2648, 78 (1993), 353-72 [E]
  • Paul M. Cobb, The race for paradise : an Islamic history of the Crusades ISBN: 9780199532018 (hbk.) : £20.00 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), especially pp. 28-33 [E]

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SUMMARY

Core secondary reading

  • Christine Caldwell Ames, ‘Medieval Religious, Religions, Religion’, History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542, 10:4 (2012), 334-53 [E]
  • John Van Engen, ‘The Christian Middle Ages as a Historiographical Problem’, The American historical review. ISSN: 0002-8762, 91:3 (1986), 519-52 [E]

Further reading

This list was last updated on 10/01/2019