Jewish Studies

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The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies reflects the current state of scholarship in the field as analyzed by an international team of experts in the different and varied areas represented within contemporary Jewish Studies. Unlike recent attempts to encapsulate the current state of Jewish Studies, the Oxford Handbook is more than a mere compendium of agreed facts; rather, it is an exhaustive survey of current interests and directions in the field.

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Overview

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies reflects the current state of scholarship in the field as analyzed by an international team of experts in the different and varied areas represented within contemporary Jewish Studies. Unlike recent attempts to encapsulate the current state of Jewish Studies, the Oxford Handbook is more than a mere compendium of agreed facts; rather, it is an exhaustive survey of current interests and directions in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199280322
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/15/2005
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1052
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Goodman is Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford. Jeremy Cohen is Professor of Jewish Studies at Tel Aviv University. David Sorkin is Professor of Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

1 The nature of Jewish studies 1
2 Biblical studies and Jewish studies 14
3 Jews and Judaism in the second temple period 36
4 The literature of the second temple period 53
5 Historiography on the Jews in the 'Talmudic period' : 70-640 CE 79
6 Classical rabbinic literature 115
7 The narratives of medieval Jewish history 141
8 Medieval Jewry in Christendom 153
9 Medieval Jewry in the world of Islam 193
10 Rabbinic literature in the middle ages : 1000-1492 219
11 The study of Hebrew literature of the middle ages : major trends and goals 241
12 Medieval karaism 295
13 Sephardi and middle eastern Jewries since 1492 327
14 European Jewry in the early modern period : 1492-1750 363
15 Western and Central European Jewry in the modern period : 1750-1993 376
16 Eastern European Jewry in the modern period : 1750-1939 396
17 The Holocaust 412
18 Settlement and state in Eretz Israel 445
19 American Jewish history 471
20 The Hebrew language 491
21 Modern Hebrew literature 515
22 Yiddish studies 541
23 Judaeo-Spanish studies 572
24 Judaeo-Arabic and Judaeo-Persian 601
25 Other diaspora Jewish literatures since 1462 621
26 Halacha and law 643
27 Bible interpretation 680
28 Mysticism 705
29 Jewish liturgy and Jewish scholarship : method and cosmology 733
30 Jewish philosophy and theology 756
31 Jewish women's studies 770
32 Demography 797
33 Art, architecture, and archaeology 824
34 Music 852
35 Jewish theatre 870
36 Jewish and Israeli film studies 911
37 Anti-semitism research 943
38 Jewish folklore and ethnography 956
39 Modern Jewish society and sociology 975
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