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From Mesopotamia To Modernity

Ten Introductions To Jewish History And Literature, 1st Edition

By Burton Visotzky, David Fishman


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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

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1 The Hebrew Bible, 2 Jewish History and Culture in the Hellenistic Period, 3 Judaism Under Roman Domination: From the Hasmoneans Through the Destruction of the Second Temple, 4 The Literature of the Rabbis, 5 The History of Medieval Jewry, 6 Medieval Jewish Literature, 7 Medieval Jewish Philosophy, 8 Modern Jewish History, 9 History of Soviet Jewry, 10 Modern Jewish Literature

About the Authors

Burton Visotzky holds the Nathan and Janet Appleman Chair in Midrash and Interreligious Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has served as the Associate and Acting Dean of the Graduate School (1991-96), as the founding Rabbi of the egalitarian worship service of the Seminary Synagogue and as the director of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies at JTS. David Fishman.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General