In a message dated 1/14/01 3:41:08 PM Eastern Standard Time,
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<< From: Silke Thonemann <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 9:53 PM
> Subject: NEW MEMBER Silke Thonemann
> > Dear Everyone!
> > I am new member to the list "medieval religion" and I would like to just
> > briefly intoduce myself. My name is Silke Thonemann and I am a student
> > History and English at Münster University/Germany. I am about to
> > and my 4-month dissertation project (length expected by university:
> > pages typed) is on Jewish history.
> > More precisely, I am working on the medieval idea of a "Muslim-Jewish
> > conspiracy" as it can be found in medieval sources like Adhemar of
> > and Rodulfus Glaber in the 11th century. I am interested in the origin
> > this idea which -as far as I can see now- first comes up around 1000 in
> > connection with the destruction of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
> > Furthermore, I would like to examine whether there is any such thing as
> > continuity in the reproach of a "plot" or "conspiracy" of Jews/Muslims
> > against medieval Christianity and whether, for example, these reproaches
> > around 1000 can be linked to the reproach of well-poisoning that is
> > against Lepers, Jews and Muslims around 1320.
The precise title of my dissertation (translated) is: The conspiracy of
muslims and jews. An occidental concept of an enemy analyzed by examples
from the 11th to the 14th century.
> > I am well aware of the dangers of establishing links between events
> > are more than 300 years apart from one another but I wonder whether it
> > not nevertheless be interesting to see whether there are any similar
> > elements or recurring motifs to be found.
> > I am still at the very beginning of my project and thus very grateful
> > helpful suggestions in this context, especially for any hints on
> > "conspiracy" for the period inbetween the two dates I mentioned above.
> > I never joined a mailing list before so I was not quite sure what one is
> > expected to tell in order to introduce oneself and one's project. Hope
> > will do for a "first contact" and of course I hope to hear from you!
> > With best wishes from Germany, Yours Silke