Some parallels in the education of medieval Jewish and Christian women

  title={Some parallels in the education of medieval Jewish and Christian women},
  author={Judith Reesa Baskin},
  journal={H{\^i}st{\^o}ry¯a y{\^e}h{\^u}d{\^i}t = Jewish history},
  • J. Baskin
  • Published 1 March 1991
  • Education
  • Hîstôry¯a yêhûdît = Jewish history
My justification for employing this strategy is straightforward: the education and preparation for adulthood of both Jewish and Christian women, especially Christians belonging to the urban bourgeoisie, were often remarkably similar. Parallels are to be found, particularly with respect to literacy, religious training, and domestic and business knowledge. Yet there was at least one significant difference, related directly to the distinct Jewish and Christian cultures. Christian women… 
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