Dear List members!!
After sorting out technical problems, I am now able to properly introduce
myself to the list. Some of you might have already read this message as D.
Auslander was so kind as to forward it in my name. Thanks again for that!
However, I thought I could give it another try in order to see if the
technical problems really have been sorted. Sorry for Crossposting !
Best wishes for a nice day, Yours Silke Thonemann
> > > Dear Everyone!
> > >
> > > I am new member to the list "medieval religion" and I would like to
> > > 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
> > Chabannes
> > > 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
> > > connection with the destruction of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
> > > Furthermore, I would like to examine whether there is any such thing
> > > continuity in the reproach of a "plot" or "conspiracy" of Jews/Muslims
> > > against medieval Christianity and whether, for example, these
> > > 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
> > would
> > > 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
> > any
> > > 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
> > > expected to tell in order to introduce oneself and one's project. Hope
> > this
> > > will do for a "first contact" and of course I hope to hear from you!
> > >
> > > With best wishes from Germany, Yours Silke
> > >
> > >
> > >