The <i>Solomon bar Simson Chronicle</i>: The Speyer-Worms-Mainz Unit

Robert Chazan

in God, Humanity, and History

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780520221277
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520923959 | DOI:
The Solomon bar Simson Chronicle: The Speyer-Worms-Mainz Unit

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This chapter is also concerned with the Solomon bar Simson Chronicle, and it aims to show how the editor treated the Mainz Anonymous and made it the basis for his report on the events in Speyer, Worms, and Mainz. It states that the longest unit found in the Solomon bar Simson Chronicle is a description of the fate of three major Rhineland Jewish communities: Speyer, Worms, and Mainz. The chapter discusses the parallels found between these two narratives and the possible relationship between these two compositions. One section looks at the deletions and the additions that were made, while another identifies the central themes in the recurrent editorial glosses to the Speyer-Worms-Mainz story.

Keywords: Speyer; Worms; Mainz; Rhineland Jewish community; parallels; deletions; additions; central themes; editorial glosses

Chapter.  5445 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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