Jews and Judaism in world History

Jews and Judaism in world History

by Howard N. Lupovitch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415462053

ISBN-13: 9780415462051

Pub. Date: 01/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book is a survey of the history of the Jewish people from biblical antiquity to the present, spanning nearly 2,500 years and traversing five continents.

Opening with a broad introduction which addresses key questions of terminology and definition, the book’s ten chapters then go on to explore Jewish history in both its religious and non-religious

Overview

This book is a survey of the history of the Jewish people from biblical antiquity to the present, spanning nearly 2,500 years and traversing five continents.

Opening with a broad introduction which addresses key questions of terminology and definition, the book’s ten chapters then go on to explore Jewish history in both its religious and non-religious dimensions. The book explores the social, political and cultural aspects of Jewish history, and examines the changes and continuities across the whole of the Jewish world throughout its long and varied history. Topics covered include:


  • the emergence of Judaism as a religion and way of life
  • the development during the Middle Ages of Judaism as an all-encompassing identity
  • the effect on Jewish life and identity of major changes in Europe and the Islamic world from the mid sixteenth through the end of the nineteenth century
  • the complexity of Jewish life in the twentieth century, the challenge of anti-semitism and the impact of the Holocaust, and the emergence of the current centres of World Jewry in the State of Israel and the New World.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415462051
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Series:
Themes in World History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: dimensions of Jewish hisrory 1

1 The world of the Hebrew Bible 5

2 The challenge of Hellenism 26

3 The rise of Rabbinic Judaism 49

4 The Jews of Islam 61

5 The Jews of medieval Christendom 74

6 World Jewry influx, 1492-1750 102

7 The age of enlightenment and emancipation, 1750-1880 138

8 Anti-Semitism and Jewish responses, 1870-1914 179

9 From renewal to devastation, 1914-45 203

10 Jews in the postwar world 231

Conclusion: world Jewry faces the twenty-first century 241

Further reading 244

Index 248

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