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Sophie marked it as to-read Nov 06, Siddartha added it Jan 19, Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, New York: Routledge, ISBN: Reviewed by: Joseph Shatzmiller Duke University joshatz duke. This is the seventh Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages published by Routledge.
Earlier publications included volumes on countries such as Scandinavia, England, France and Germany or on specific topics like archeology, trade and travel. Given the significant role of Jews in this period, it is not surprising that the encyclopedia under review has now been added to the list of publications. To be sure we have a number of multi-volume encyclopedias in several languages.
Recently Oxford University Press released an important one-volume dictionary of the Jewish religion. Norman Roth, however, wanted his seven hundred-page endeavor to avoid dealing only with "Scholars and Persecutions" -- to quote the illustrious Salo W.
Baron -- nor to deal principally with theological doctrines or prayers. Insisting on "civilization" in its broadest sense, he does have entries on the above-mentioned issues but they are presented in a measured manner.
On the other hand, one is fortunate to have access to subjects such as Jewish art, music, food, clothing, medicine or money lending -- all accompanied with well selected bibliographies. Cook Publication Date: Tucker Editor Publication Date: Staff Publication Date: Smith Editor Publication Date: Rigby Editor Publication Date: Fritze Publication Date: Fritze; William B.
Robison Publication Date: Dickinson Editor Publication Date: Twentieth-Century Britain : an encyclopedia by F. Leventhal Publication Date: France : a reference guide from the Renaissance to the present by William J. Roberts Publication Date: