“Where are the Gothic Jewish women? On the non-iconography of the Jewess in the Cantigas de Santa Maria”

@article{Lipton2008WhereAT,
  title={“Where are the Gothic Jewish women? On the non-iconography of the Jewess in the Cantigas de Santa Maria”},
  author={Sara Lipton},
  journal={Jewish History},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={139-177}
}
  • S. Lipton
  • Published 8 August 2008
  • Art
  • Jewish History
No distinctive symbol, costume, or physiognomy was devised for Jewish women in high medieval art, in sharp contrast to Jewish men, who from the late eleventh century were endowed with increasingly graphic—and virulent—marks of identity. This article attempts to explain this fact by comparing the outward appearance, narrative role, and ideological import of Jewish men and women in the Escorial Cantigas de Santa Maria. It argues that the caricatured male Jew epitomizes crucial aspects of Jewish… 
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