From Mesopotamia To Modernity / Edition 1

From Mesopotamia To Modernity / Edition 1

by Burton Visotzky, David Fishman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813367174

ISBN-13: 9780813367170

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Westview Press


From Mesopotamia to Modernity is a one volume introduction to both Jewish history and literature from its earliest times up to the present. Leading experts in each field of Jewish history and literature contribute original and comprehensive essays introducing their subjects. Beginning readers will learn the rudiments for further study, and scholars will be…  See more details below

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From Mesopotamia to Modernity is a one volume introduction to both Jewish history and literature from its earliest times up to the present. Leading experts in each field of Jewish history and literature contribute original and comprehensive essays introducing their subjects. Beginning readers will learn the rudiments for further study, and scholars will be refreshed by the balanced, yet challenging treatments found here.These introductory essays cover most major aspects of Jewish studies from the Bible and its time up to modern Judaism. The work is designed to serve undergraduate and graduate courses in Judaism as well as Church and Synagogue adult study courses. Ideal for reading groups, this work will lead readers to further study of the varied subjects considered. Each essay covers the basic field, be it in a given era of Jewish history or in a defined area of Jewish literature. Suggestions for further reading will assist the reader in moving beyond this volume to explore a given area in further detail. The introductions range from encyclopedic detail through elegiac essay and enthusiastic appreciation of the field considered. The authors hold positions in major academic institutions throughout the United States and Israel.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813367170
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Hebrew Bible9
2Jewish History and Culture in the Hellenistic Period37
3Judaism Under Roman Domination: From the Hasmoneans Through the Destruction of the Second Temple57
4The Literature of the Rabbis71
5The History of Medieval Jewry103
6Medieval Jewish Literature127
7Medieval Jewish Philosophy167
8Modern Jewish History181
9History of Soviet Jewry207
10Modern Jewish Literature233
About the Editors and Contributors255
Index257

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