R. Po-Chia Hsia & Hartmut Lehmann, eds.

In and out of the Ghetto: Jewish-Gentile Relations in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

This is the first comprehensive account of Jewish-Gentile relations in central Europe from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, with particular emphasis on cultural, economic, social, and political issues, and incorporating much new research. Individually, the essays probe the central questions of Jewish development within the territorial states, secular and clerical, and in both rural and urban environments. The authors grapple with such relevant issues as cultural identity, representation, toleration, and minority/majority relations.