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The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance–Now Available

The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance

Dana E. Katz

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 70 illus.

Cloth 2008 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4085-6 | $55.00 | £36.00

A volume in the Jewish Culture and Contexts series

The Jew in the Art of the Italian RenaissanceDana E. Katz reveals how Italian Renaissance painting became part of a policy of tolerance that deflected violence from the real world onto a symbolic world. While the rulers upheld toleration legislation governing Christian-Jewish relations, they simultaneously supported artistic commissions that perpetuated violence against Jews.

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