Medieval Jewish Civilization
Edited by Norman Roth
Routledge – 2003 – 726 pages
This is the first encyclopedic work to focus exclusively on medieval Jewish civilization, from the fall of the Roman Empire to about 1492. The more than 150 alphabetically organized entries, written by scholars from around the world, include biographies, countries, events, social history, and religious concepts. The coverage is international, presenting people, culture, and events from various countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Medieval Jewish Civilization: An Encyclopedia website.
"A unique addition to reference shelves, providing a focus on the Medieval period and contemporary scholarly positions not found in a standard reference work… Useful to a diverse audience. Recommended for academic libraries." -- Booklist/RBB
"Entries offer a sensible arrangement and a broad scope. One of the books greatest assets is its thematic list of entries, which classes entries in context… The glossary and index at the end are also useful… Recommended. University libraries." -- Choice
"Informed lay readers and college students will find it especially helpful, as the articles are clear, easy to read, and well summarized… Highly recommended for libraries with larger history or Judaic collections." -- Library Journal