Jean-Claude Schmitt examines a unique and controversial conversion narrative to explore its meaning within the society and culture of its period as well as what it has to tell us about the way historians think and write.
2010 | 320 pages | Cloth $59.95 | Paper $27.50
History | Religion
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Fiction and Truth
Chapter 2. Medieval Autobiography
Chapter 3. The Dream and Its Interpretation
Chapter 4. Conversion to Images
Chapter 5. Baptism and Name
Chapter 6. "A New Era of Conversion"
Extract from the Vita of Godfried, Count of Cappenburg
Herman the Former Jew: Short Work on the Subject of His Conversion