Session Title

Interfaith Relations in the Fourteenth Century

Sponsoring Organization(s)

14th Century Society

Organizer Name

Maya Soifer Irish

Organizer Affiliation

Rice Univ.

Presider Name

Maya Soifer Irish

Paper Title 1

"Aleph!": Islamic Prosperity and the Destruction of Christians in Riccoldo da Montecroce's Letters to the Triumphant Church

Presenter 1 Name

Davide Scotto

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen

Paper Title 2

Jews in the Byzantine Empire in the Fourteenth Century

Presenter 2 Name

Petros N. Toulis (Congress Travel Award Winner)

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki

Paper Title 3

From Halakhah to Kabbalah: The Evolution of the Jewish Animosity against the Gentiles

Presenter 3 Name

Federico Dal Bo

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin

Paper Title 4

"Collusion" between Old Christians and Jews/Conversos in Majorca following the 1391 Riots

Presenter 4 Name

Natalie Oeltjen

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Toronto

Start Date

14-5-2016 3:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 205

Description

The session explores how the many crises and transformations of the fourteenth century affected relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Mediterranean. Focusing specifically on Spain, Italy, and Byzantium, the papers will demonstrate continuities, as well as breaks, with the medieval traditions of toleration for religious minorities.

Maya Soifer Irish

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May 14th, 3:30 PM

Interfaith Relations in the Fourteenth Century

Bernhard 205

The session explores how the many crises and transformations of the fourteenth century affected relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Mediterranean. Focusing specifically on Spain, Italy, and Byzantium, the papers will demonstrate continuities, as well as breaks, with the medieval traditions of toleration for religious minorities.

Maya Soifer Irish