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Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

Joseph Shatzmiller


Demonstrating that similarities between Jewish and Christian art in the Middle Ages were more than coincidental, this book combines a wide range of sources to show how Jews and Christians exchanged artistic and material culture. The book focuses on communities in northern Europe, Iberia, and other Mediterranean societies where Jews and Christians coexisted for centuries, and it synthesizes the most current research to describe the daily encounters that enabled both societies to appreciate common artistic values. Detailing the transmission of cultural sensibilities in the medieval money market ... More

Keywords: Christian art, Jewish art, Middle Ages, Jews, Christians, money lender, money market, Jewish craftsmen, Christian artist, cultural exchange

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691156996
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691156996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Shatzmiller, author
Duke University