Karaite Judaism and Historical Understanding

Karaite Judaism and Historical Understanding

by Fred Astren
     
 

Karaite Judaism and Historical Understanding describes how a minority sectarian religious community constructs and uses historical ideology. It investigates the proportioning of historical ideology to law and doctrine and the influence of historical setting on religious writings about the past. See more details below

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Karaite Judaism and Historical Understanding describes how a minority sectarian religious community constructs and uses historical ideology. It investigates the proportioning of historical ideology to law and doctrine and the influence of historical setting on religious writings about the past.

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ISBN-13:
9781570035180
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Studies in Comparative Religion Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1The Islamic context of Jewish history, seventh through eleventh centuries23
Ch. 2The past in early Karaite Judaism65
Ch. 3Confronting the past : Karaite historical thought in the Byzantine empire, twelfth through thirteenth centuries124
Ch. 4The problem of a Karaite chain of tradition185
Ch. 5Mobilizing the past : later Byzantino-Turkish Karaism, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries217
Ch. 6The narrative past : Karaite apologetic historiography in Eastern Europe, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries244
AppThe chains of tradition published by Pinsker in Der Orient283

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