Marked in your flesh : circumcision from ancient Judea to modern America / Leonard B. Glick.

By: Glick, Leonard BMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005. Description: xiv, 370 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 019517674X (cloth : alk. paper); 9780195176742; 0195315944 (pbk.); 9780195315943Subject(s): Circumcision -- Religious aspects -- Judaism | Circumcision -- History | Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789 | Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity | Jewish physicians -- Germany -- History | Medicine -- United States -- History | Medicine -- England -- HistoryDDC classification: 296.4/422 LOC classification: BM705 | .G57 2005Online resources: Publisher description | Book review (H-Net) | Contributor biographical information
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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-360) and index.

"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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