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Oath More Judaico
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The distinct formulistic and ritualized nature of medieval legal culture was both the starting point for and a constitutive element of the more judaico (Lat. “according to Jewish custom”) form of oath, with which Jews were put under oath in legal proceedings from the early Middle Ages until the 19th century. They were used by Christian courts with the intention of forc…

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J. Friedrich Battenberg, “Oath More Judaico”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0557>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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