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Bibil Identifier bibil:239522
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Foreigners and Their Food
Title (English, ) Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law
Author Freidenreich, David M.
Series The S.Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 19229
Place 291.4
Publishing house University of California Press
Place Berkeley/Los Angeles/London
ISBN 978-0-520-28627-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xvii Pages
325 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Foreigners and Their Food explores how Jews, Christians, and Muslims conceptualize “us” and “them” through rules about the preparation of food by adherents of other religions and the act of eating with such outsiders. David M. Freidenreich analyzes the significance of food to religious formation, elucidating the ways ancient and medieval scholars use food restrictions to think about the “other.” Freidenreich illuminates the subtly different ways Jews, Christians, and Muslims perceive themselves, and he demonstrates how these distinctive self-conceptions shape ideas about religious foreigners and communal boundaries. This work, the first to analyze change over time across the legal literatures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, makes pathbreaking contributions to the history of interreligious intolerance and to the comparative study of religion.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Food
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Food Prescriptions
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Identity
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Identity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Islam
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Food Prescriptions
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Food Prescriptions
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