Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg : His Life and His Works as Sources for the Religious, Legal, and Social History of the Jews of Germany in the Thirteenth Century. 2 volumes.

Philadelphia: Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, 1947. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Thick octavos (standard size). Some wear to edges and corners of boards. Text on spine of vol. 1 rubbed. Scuffing to covers of both volumes. Slight soiling to edges of textblocks. Name of former owner on flyleaf of v. 1. 749 p. total. A study on the impact of Rabbi Meir (ca. 1215 - 1293), a poet, teacher, a leader in of Jews in Germany, and great writer of responsa and commentaries (tosafot) on the talmud. Due to onerous taxes he left Germany but was abducted in Lombardy and imprisoned, dying still incarcerated 7 years later. His body was ransomed some years later and buried in Worms, his hometown. Uncommon. Good. Item #12067

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