Available on HAL: ‘Religious cohabitation in European towns (10th-15th centuries)’

The book ‘Religious cohabitation in European towns (10th-15th centuries)’, edited by John Tolan and Stéphane Boissellier, is now freely accessible on the open archive platform HAL. It is the result of some of the work done during the ERC project RELMIN (project on which the IPRA was partly built), and was published by Brepols.

Summary: Medieval towns, from Portugal to Hungary to Egypt, were places of contact between members of different religious communities, Muslim, Christian and Jewish, who rubbed shoulders in the ports and on the streets, who haggled in the markets, signed contracts, and shared wells, courtyards, dining tables, bath houses, and sometimes beds. These interactions caused legal problems from the point of view of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim judicial scholars of the middle ages, not to mention for the rulers of these towns. These legal attempts to define and solve the problems posed by interreligious relations are the subject of this volume, which brings together the work of seventeen scholars from nine countries (France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Lebanon, Israel, Tunisia, USA), specialists in history, law, archeology and religion.

The book is available at this address: https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01264025

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