Hello everyone and thanks for checking out my channel "The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages."
In this awesome presentation Dr. Jacob Lackner explains Medieval Antisemitism and the differences between it and Anti-Judaism, we will begin n Antiquity and then expand to explain events, laws, movements and negative stereotypes in the Middle Ages.
In this lecture we see how in many ways Medieval Antisemitism provided the foundation for future acts of antisemitism and in many cases we will also see a parallel with dark periods in our history such as the 20th Century and the Third Reich.
Dr. Lackner is the first expert that I have hosted on the show and I was very thankful that he chose to dedicate his time to us so he could teach us about subjects involving the eras that we all love.
Below is a list of reading materials recommended by Dr. Lackner and I actually own a few of these myself.
On Medieval Anti-Semitism more broadly:
Robert Chazan. Medieval Stereotypes and Modern Anti-Semitism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
Gavin Langmuir. Toward a Definition of Anti-Semitism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Gavin Langmuir. History, Religion, and Anti-Semitism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
For more on Jews as Christ-Killers:
Jeremy Cohen. Christ-Killers: The Jews and the Passion from the Bible to the Big Screen. 2007.
For more on the Rhineland Massacres (1096):
Robert Chazan. European Jewry and the First Crusade. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987
Robert Chazan. God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
For more on ritual murder/blood libel:
Hannah Johnson. Blood Libel: The Ritual Murder Accusation at the Limit of Jewish History.
E.M. Rose. The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe.
For more on host desecration:
Miri Rubin. Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
Michael B. Merback. Pilgrimage and Pogrom: Violence, Memory, and Visual Culture at the Host-Miracle Shrines of Germany and Austria. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2012.
Jacob Lackner completed both his History MA in 2012 and a PhD in History at the University of Oklahoma in 2018. His research focuses on medieval Jewish-Christian relations, more specifically the way medieval Christians thought about medieval Jews. Currently he serves a visiting lecturer, teaching Judaic Studies course such as The History of Heaven and Hell.
Check out his papers such as VIOLENT MEN AND MALLEABLE WOMEN: GENDER AND JEWISH CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY IN MEDIEVAL SERMON EXEMPLA
And Jews through Christian Eyes: The Jewish Other in Thirteenth-Century Papal Policy, Artwork, and Sermon Exempla
Dark Times by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Map Video of the Black Plague is done by EmperorTigerstar!
The focus of this channel is history plain and simple and all of the facts and theories that come with it.