Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, . First Edition, first printing. Uncommon signed presentation from Taitz on a front blank page: To Les & Gloria with my love & best wishes, Emily Taitz.” This book studies the Jewish community of Champagne from the fifth century to the expulsion of 1306. It documents the growth and decline of the community, examines its interrelationships with the larger Christian culture, and presents a model for the study of other communities. The economic and political consolidation of the county, coupled with the development of Jewish self-government and a system of education in Talmudic law, were important factors in the growth of Champagne's Jewish community. It also offers an in-depth analysis of women's place in the Jewish and gentile worlds of medieval France. Uncommon to find a signed copy! Tall 8vo., blue cloth, stamped in gilt; issued without a dust jacket; 340 pages. Item #57228
Near fine (covers tight, contents clean & tight).