New York: Ktav Publishing House, Inc., 1970. Second edition. Hardcover. 749pp. Octavo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Very good. The spine and covers are gently rubbed and bumped. There are several ink stamps, along with a previous owner's name, on the front free endsheet. Page 725 has a thin 5 inch long light stain in the margin. Item #28999
From the Preface- "The second half of the thirteenth century comprises one of the most critical periods in the history of European Jewry, for in that half century the policy of degradation and humiliation of the Jew, that had been so relentlessly pursued by the Church for a thousand years, also received powerful support from the highest authorities of the state, and thus fully attained its objectives. The personal subjugation and political enslavement of the Jew began in this period thus inaugurating the dark age of the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries."