Erika Rummel

About me

Erika Rummel is the author of a dozen non-fiction books (Renaissance history, biography) and two novels, PLAYING NAOMI (2009) and HEAD GAMES (2013). She divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and has lived in small villages in Argentina, Romania, and Bulgaria.

From my website

VICTOR KARBEN ON PREJUDICE AGAINST JEWISH CONVERTS.More from my translation of Victor Karben’s The Life and Customs of the Jews (1511): After converting to the Christian faith, Karben found that he was treated with suspicion.But I foresaw all the difficulties Christians were going to make for Jews who undergo baptism…

VICTOR KARBEN: THE LIFE AND CUSTOMS OF THE JEWSVictor Karben (1422-1515), a German Jew, converted to Christianity and was ordained priest in 1486.  In 1504 he wrote a treatise on The Life and Customs of the Jews (De vita et moribus Iudeorum -- an enlarged version was published under the title…

BASEL THROUGH THE EYES OF ALAIN SULZERDo you like crisp, clean prose? Read Sulzer’s novel The Perfect Waiter. Do you like sharp opinion pieces? Read Sulzer’s book about his native city, Basel. Here are a few excerpts:Eating out. There used to be a teashop in a 14th century house –…

 
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