At 10:03 AM 12/20/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Sounds like a conference!
sounds good to me. where? when?
> >At 02:33 AM 12/20/00 +0100, you wrote:
> >>At 08:33 19.12.00 -0700, you wrote:
> >>>every list needs a Certifiably Insane member
> >>Dear Christopher,
> >>If this is what's troubling you I should say that we do not have much to
> >>worry as long as you are still with us.
> >hey. don't leave out some of the rest of us.
> >>And now back to business, which on this forum is medieval religion.
> >i'll take this as an opening to ask a big question:
> >the early 11th cn seems (to some of us, at least), to be a time of great
> >religious and social creativity in western europe. indeed, i wd go so far
> >as to say that it marks the beginning of modern europe, and certainly of
> >the "high middle ages" with its romanesque and gothic architecture and art,
> >its pilgrimages, universities, crusades, heresies and inquisitions...
> >curiously, in the same place and the same time (western europe, ca. 1000)
> >ashkenazic jewry becomes a major center of jewish culture. up until that
> >time, we have virtually no rabbinic writings from the area, and lots of
> >evidence that jews sent their children and their questions to rabbis half
> >way around the world for authoritative results. starting with rabenu
> >gershom of mainz "the light of the exile" (died 1028), northern european
> >jewry become one of the major cultural centers of world jewry.
> >any ideas on what this might mean beyond mere coincidence?
>Patrick J. Nugent
>Richmond, Indiana 47374 USA
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