At the Gate of Christendom

Jews, Muslims and 'Pagans' in Medieval Hungary, C. 1000 - C. 1300

by Nora Berend;

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At the Gate of Christendom

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Modern life in increasingly heterogeneous societies has directed attention to patterns of interaction, often using a framework of persecution and tolerance. This study of the economic, social, legal and religious position of three minorities (Jews, Muslims and pagan Turkic nomads) argues that different degrees of exclusion and integration characterized medieval non-Christian status in the medieval Christian kingdom of Hungary between 1000 and 1300. A complex explanation of non-Christian status emerges from the analysis of their economic, social, legal and religious positions and roles. Existence on the frontier with the nomadic world led to the formulation of a frontier ideology, and to anxiety about Hungary's detachment from Christendom, which affected policies towards non-Christians. The study also succeeds in integrating central European history with the study of the medieval world, while challenging such current concepts in medieval studies as frontier societies, persecution and tolerance, ethnicity and 'the other'.

At the Gate of Christendom by Nora Berend was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in January 2010. The ISBN for At the Gate of Christendom is 9780511523106.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (January 2010)
Product Code4491639
Page last updated 1st October 2016
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