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From Mesopotamia To Modernity : Ten Introductions To Jewish History And Literature - Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky

From Mesopotamia To Modernity

Ten Introductions To Jewish History And Literature

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Published: 29th July 1999
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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.

Introductionp. 1
The Hebrew Biblep. 9
Jewish History and Culture in the Hellenistic Periodp. 37
Judaism Under Roman Domination: From the Hasmoneans Through the Destruction of the Second Templep. 57
The Literature of the Rabbisp. 71
The History of Medieval Jewryp. 103
Medieval Jewish Literaturep. 127
Medieval Jewish Philosophyp. 167
Modern Jewish Historyp. 181
History of Soviet Jewryp. 207
Modern Jewish Literaturep. 233
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 255
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780813367170
ISBN-10: 0813367174
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 29th July 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1