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The Resource Rituals of childhood : Jewish acculturation in Medieval Europe, Ivan G. Marcus

Rituals of childhood : Jewish acculturation in Medieval Europe, Ivan G. Marcus

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Rituals of childhood : Jewish acculturation in Medieval Europe
Title
Rituals of childhood
Title remainder
Jewish acculturation in Medieval Europe
Statement of responsibility
Ivan G. Marcus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In medieval times, when a Jewish boy of five began religious schooling, he was carried from home to a teacher and placed on the teacher's lap. He was then asked to recite the Hebrew alphabet and lick honey from the slate on which it was written, to eat magically inscribed cooked peeled eggs and cakes, to recite an incantation against a demon of forgetfulness, and then to go down to the riverbank with the teacher, where he was told that his future study of the Torah, like the rushing river, would never end. This book - Ivan Marcus's erudite and novel interpretation of this rite of passage - presents a new anthropological historical approach to Jewish culture and acculturation in medieval Christian Europe. Marcus traces ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman elements in the rite and then analyzes it from different perspectives, making use of narrative, legal, poetic, ethnographic, and pictorial sources, as well as firsthand accounts. He then describes contemporary medieval Christian images and initiation rites - including the eucharist and the Madonna and child - as contexts within which to understand the ceremony. He is the first to investigate how medieval Jews were aware of, drew upon, and polemically transformed Christian religious symbols into Jewish counterimages in order to affirm the truth of Judaism and to make sense of living as Jews in an intensely Christian culture
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marcus, Ivan G
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish religious education of preschool children
  • Initiation rites
  • Judaism
  • Initiation rites
  • Jewish religious education of preschool children
  • Judaism
  • Germany
  • Jodendom
  • Riten
  • Kinderen
  • Judentum
  • Jüdische Erziehung
  • Deutschland
  • HISTORY / General
Label
Rituals of childhood : Jewish acculturation in Medieval Europe, Ivan G. Marcus
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-181) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn909033976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156744
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1cc91e26-8999-4adb-b078-527614abe427
  • 22573/ctt1cbtt61
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909033976
Label
Rituals of childhood : Jewish acculturation in Medieval Europe, Ivan G. Marcus
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-181) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn909033976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156744
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1cc91e26-8999-4adb-b078-527614abe427
  • 22573/ctt1cbtt61
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909033976

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