Marked in your flesh : circumcision from ancient Judea to modern America

Glick, Leonard B

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  • Creator Leonard B. Glick
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Physical Details
    • xiv, 370 pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780195176742, 019517674X, 9780195315943, 0195315944
  • OCLC ocm56404795

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-360) and index.

Contents

  • "This is my covenant": circumcision in the world of Temple Judaism -- "Great is circumcision": Christian condemnation, Jewish veneration -- "Offering incense to heaven": Jewish circumcision in medieval and early modern Europe -- "The height of foulness": circumcision in European religious and popular culture -- "Trembling of the hands": radical changes in a pivotal century -- Good sanitarians: circumcision medicalized -- "This little operation": Jewish American physicians and twentieth-century circumcision advocacy -- Unanswerable questions, questionable answers: justifying ritual circumcision -- "Deep feelings of nervousness": circumnavigating the taboo topic
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