Published to accompany an exhibition at The Met Cloisters, this exquisite volume examines a treasure, hidden by a medieval Jewish family, which offers new insight into their world and their lost community.
Author: Barbara Drake Boehm
Publisher: Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated
Category: Jewelry, Medieval
A chance discovery in 19th century Colmar, France, unveiled a precious hoard of medieval jewellery and coins hidden in the wall of a confectioner's shop. This treasure - the Colmar Treasure - is not only a beautiful collection, but a personal one. The evolution in taste, fluctuation in worth and gentle wear of the metal contents all bring their anonymous owner to life, and make them that much more elusive. The cache is thought to have been concealed by a Jewish family prior to the outbreak of the Plague in 1348, when Jews were terribly persecuted. This exquisite volume, published to accompany an exhibition at The Met Cloisters, examines Jewish legacy through the lens of the Colmar Treasure, shedding light on the work, homes, worship and values of its owners. AUTHOR: Dr. Barbara Boehm is the Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator for The Met Cloisters. A graduate of Wellesley College, Dr. Boehm directs the Curatorial Studies program administered with the Institute of Fine Arts, from where she received her PhD. SELLING POINTS: * First book dedicated solely to the Colmar Treasure * Superbly blends art and history by tracing the unknown story of a Jewish community in Medieval Colmar, France, through the lens of the Treasure's discovery * Richly illustrated in full colour throughout * The official accompaniment to an exhibition at The Met Cloisters in autumn 2019 105 colour images
In 1863, a treasure trove was discovered in the wall of a private house in the
French (in medieval times German) town of Colmar.5 It contained the following
items: 384 silver coins, 1 gold coin, silver table ware, jewelry of gold and silver ...
Author: Ronnie Ellenblum
In the thirty-five years since B.Z. Kedar published the first of his many studies on the crusades, he has become a leading historian of this field, and of medieval and Middle Eastern history more broadly. His work has been groundbreaking, uncovering new evidence and developing new research tools and methods of analysis with which to study the life of Latins and non-Latins in both the medieval West and the Frankish East. From the Israeli perspective, Kedar's work forms a important part of the historical and cultural heritage of the country. This volume presents 31 essays written by eminent medievalists in his honour. They reflect his methods and diversity of interest. The collection, outstanding in both quality and range of topics, covers the Latin East and relations between West and East in the time of the crusades. The individual essays deal with the history, archaeology and art of the Holy Land, the crusades and the military orders, Islam, historiography, Mediterranean commerce, medieval ideas and literature, and the Jews Given Benjamin Kedar's close involvement with the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East and his years as its President, and his work to establish the journal Crusades, it is fitting that this volume should appear as the first in a series of Subsidia to the journal. For information about the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East, see the society's website: www.sscle.org.
84 Fragment of a belt buckle with a seated dog from the Colmar Treasure, Rhine
Valley or France, first half of the 14th century. Gilt silver, 1 × 11⁄4 in. (2.7 × 3.2 cm)
. Musée de Cluny, musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris, Cl. 20676. Cat.
Author: Musée de Cluny
Publisher: Yale University Press
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Art and Nature in the Middle Ages, organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Musaee de Cluny in Paris, and presented in Dallas from December 4, 2016, to March 19, 2017."
Author: Wallace Collection (London, England)Publish On: 2009
A hoard of coins and secular gold and silver ware Although it was discovered a
century and a half ago , the Colmar treasure , apart from a few isolated
references , was only published in the 1980s - a few notices in 1981 , 6 then
almost in its ...
Author: Wallace Collection (London, England)
Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub
In the middle of the 14th century, Europe was devastated by an appalling epidemic which killed a third of its population. Accused of having spread the disease, Jewish communities faced terrible persecutions, which often led them to bury their most valuable goods. Two of these hoards, discovered at Colmar in 1863 and at Erfurt in 1998, are discussed and illustrated here. Comprising a great variety of jewelry, gold- and silversmiths' work, and coins, these two hoards constitute an exceptional source for the study of secular metalwork in the 13th and 14th centuries, very few examples of which have otherwise come down to us. They provide precious evidence of the economic activities and daily life of the medieval Jewish communities, but also of their precarious position within Christian Europe. In Erfurt over 1,000 people were killed, the entire Jewish population. Some of the objects, because of their very personal character, are deeply poignant.
The Amish people must have gotten tired of dealing with religious persecution
and fled first to Pennsylvania, then to northern Indiana in the early nineteenth
century. The church bells also reminded me of the Colmar treasure, I had recently
Author: Aras Demir
Category: Biography & Autobiography
With the rapid increase of globalization, international communities have become increasingly interdependent. At a time when the world is shrinking and we become increasingly interdependent, it is critical to understand the cultural, political and religious similarities and differences that we all share. In Sidetracks, Dr. Aras Demir combines his historic research with his true experiences as a high school exchange student living in a Midwestern town, to expose the thoughts and questions of a teenager attempting to understand the ties that bind us – the shared human experience. “This is a book that should be 'required reading' for all students of world history.” - Svea Fraser MDiv
Nothing experienced in human history, before or since, eclipses the terror, tragedy and scale of the Black Death, the disease which killed millions of people in Medieval Europe. The Scourging Angel tells the story of Britain immediately before, during and after this catastrophe. Against a backdrop of empty homes, half-built cathedrals and pestilence-saturated cities, we see communities gripped by unimaginable fear, shock and paranoia. By the time it completed its pestilential journey through the British Isles in 1350, the Black Death had left half the population dead. Despite the startling toll of life, physical devastation and sheer human chaos it inflicted, Britain showed an impressive resilience. Amid disaster many found opportunity, and the story of the Black Death is ultimately one of survival.
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Alemannic separatism, Ban de la Roche, Battle of Wissembourg (1870), Colmar Pocket, Colmar Treasure, County of Dagsburg, Decapole, Duchy of Alsace, Further Austria, History of the Jews in Alsace, List of Alsatians and Lotharingians, November 1918 in Alsace-Lorraine, Saverne Affair, Sundgau, Unterelsass, Upper Alsace. Excerpt: The Colmar Pocket (French: ); (German: ) is the term for a containment operation in Alsace, France, during the Second World War by the U.S. 6th Army Group of the German Nineteenth Army following the collapse of the Nazi Operation Nordwind. A joint U.S.-French force of the French First Army reinforced by the U.S. XXI Corps overwhelmed fierce Wehrmacht and SS resistance in harsh winter conditions between 20 January and 9 February 1945, bringing to a close one of the last German offensives of World War II. A German bridgehead on the west bank of the Rhine 40 miles (65 km) long and 30 miles (50 km) deep was formed in November 1944 when the German defenses in the Vosges Mountains collapsed under the pressure of an offensive by the U.S. 6th Army Group. General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny's French First Army forced the Belfort Gap and destroyed the German IV Luftwaffe Korps near the town of Burnhaupt in the southern Vosges Mountains. Soon thereafter, French forces reached the Rhine in the region north of the Swiss border between Mulhouse and Basel. Likewise, in the northern Vosges Mountains, the French 2nd Armored Division spearheaded a U.S. Seventh Army advance, forced the Saverne Gap, and drove to the Rhine, liberating Strasbourg on 23 November 1944. The effect of these two advances was to collapse the German presence in southern Alsace west of the Rhine to a semi-circular-shaped bridgehead centered on the town of Colmar that came to be known as the Colmar Pocket. Apart from Normandy, the areas of..
Alfred Haverkamp Karin Birk, Werner Transier, Markus Wener, Historisches
Museum der Pfalz (Speyer, Germany). Ornamental pieces from the Colmar Treasure Late 13th century to mid - 14th century , Upper Rhine / Eastern France
Finger ring ...
Author: Alfred Haverkamp
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Featuring abundant illustrations of religious, historical, and cultural objects and documents, this book traces the history of Judaism during the medieval period, from the 11th to the early 16th century. Two major centers of Jewish culture emerged during the Middle Ages: that of the Ashkenazi Jews, concentrated in the Rhineland, particularly in Speyer, Worms, and Mainz; and that of the Sephardic Jews, located on the Iberian peninsula. Both of these traditional populations experienced a period of great cultural bloom between the 11th and 14th centuries, and the intellectual history and social life of European society as a whole were influenced significantly by Judaism during this era. This book focuses on the relationship between the two traditional Jewish groups and their non-Jewish environment, offering interesting insights into Jewish religious rituals and customs, the structure of Jewish communities, and the everyday lives of Jews. It also casts light on the work and influence of Jewish scholars in religion, philosophy, and other fields while emphasizing the contributions of medieval Jews to the development of European society and economy.
The brooch of gold set with rubies and cameos that was found at Oxwich castle in
Wales is closely comparable with a brooch from the Colmar treasure , and is thus
dateable to 1320 – 40 . However the cameos are earlier , and are here clearly ...
From the Colmar Treasure . Musée de Cluny , Paris Fig . 181 Girdle buckle .
Silver , parcel -. ne pearls – either threaded pearls or stuff thickly sewn with
pearls r . The finest girdle of this type was a girdle of silver - gilt set with precious
Author: Joseph P. Byrne Ph.D.Publish On: 2012-01-16
Jewish Treasure Hoards of 1578, which had been in effect during 1603. For 25
years, areas hit by plague had to generate their own relief to support poor (
plague?) victims. James's initiative extended the responsible area, first to five
Author: Joseph P. Byrne Ph.D.
This encyclopedia provides 300 interdisciplinary, cross-referenced entries that document the effect of the plague on Western society across the four centuries of the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and political factors. • 300 A–Z interdisciplinary entries on medical matters and historical issues • Each entry includes up-to-date resources for further research
Colmar , though the capital of Alsace , was a small city surrounded by a
mediaeval wall , living on its dreams of mediaeval ... treasure - house of paintings
and the best works of Martin Schongauer and Grünewald hung on its walls . Here
in a ...
Nearly every summer Schweitzer spent part of his holidays at Colmar as the
guest of his favorite godmother , Mme . ... When Schweitzer visited Paris and
wandered through the Louvre , it seemed to him that the treasures of the Colmar
When Schweitzer visited Paris and wandered through the Louvre , it seemed to
him that the treasures of the Colmar Museum were far superior to anything he
found in Paris . There was nothing in the Louvre to compare with some of the ...
... 679, 703, 825, 871 odd ideas concerning the salt mine treasure, 899–900
reaction of to Lee's proposal of concerning ... 750–51, 909–14 role in Alsace and the Colmar pocket, 830–32, 834, 852; in the Ardennes, 803, 806–10, 813–18,
Author: D.K.R. Crosswell
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
A valued adviser and trusted insider in the highest echelon of U.S. military and political leaders, General Walter Bedell Smith began his public service career of more than forty years at age sixteen, when he joined the Indiana National Guard. His bulldog tenacity earned him an opportunity to work with General George C. Marshall in 1941, playing an essential role in forming the offices of the Combined and Joint Chiefs of Staff; and after his appointment as chief of staff to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1942, Smith took a central part in planning and orchestrating the major Allied operations of World War II in Europe. Among his many duties, Smith negotiated and signed the surrenders of the Italian and German armed forces on May 7, 1945. Smith's postwar career included service as the U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and undersecretary of state. Despite his contributions to twentieth-century American military and diplomatic history, the life and work of Smith have largely gone unappreciated. In Beetle: The Life of General Walter Bedell Smith, D. K. R. Crosswell offers the first full-length biography of the general, including insights into his close relationships with Marshall and Eisenhower. Meticulously researched and long overdue, Beetle sheds new light on Eisenhower as supreme commander and the campaigns in North Africa, Italy, and Europe . Beetle is the fascinating history of a soldier, diplomat, and intelligence chief who played a central role in many decisions that altered mid-twentieth-century American history.
Author: Institute for scientific information (Philadelphie, Pa).Publish On:
P. Piguet .42 Medieval Jewish treasure chest at the Colmar Museum . L. Meyer .
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PERFORMANCE REVIEWS Beverly Pepper and Magdalena Abakanowicz . P.
Author: Institute for scientific information (Philadelphie, Pa).
Poire Colmar d'Eté.—Fruit small or middle-sized, turbinate; skin smooth,
sprinkled with brown dots; stalk straight, more or ... At such a work your boy is a treasure; you have him at any rate, and the work, though slow, is sweet to the eye
Decaisne retains the name of Colmar d'Été given to this fruit by Van Mons, and
states that it must not be confounded with ... At such a work your boy is a treasure;
you have him at any rate, and the work, though slow, is sweet to the eye when ...
The altar-piece was hidden in fragments, and finally placed in the Unterlinden
Museum in Colmar, itself an ancient Dominican convent. During the World War,
the treasure was again hidden in Munich and after the Armistice, once more ...