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  • Migration and Colonialism in Late Second Millennium BCE Levant and its Environs

    The Making of a New World, 1st Edition

    By Pekka Pitkänen

    This book examines migration and colonialism in the ancient Near East in the late second millennium BCE, with a focus on the Levant. It explores how the area was shaped by these movements of people, especially in forming the new Iron Age societies. The book utilises recent sociological studies on…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • A Story of YHWH

    Cultural Translation and Subversive Reception in Israelite History, 1st Edition

    By Shawn W. Flynn

    A Story of YHWH investigates the ancient Israelite expression of their deity, and tracks why variation occurred in that expression, from the early Iron Age to the Persian period. Through this text, readers will gain a better appreciation for the complexities and contexts in the development of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-26 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • New Perspectives on Jewish Cultural History

    Boundaries, Experiences, and Sensemaking, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maja Gildin Zuckerman, Jakob Egholm Feldt

    This book presents original studies of how a cultural concept of Jewishness and a coherent Jewish history came to make sense in the experiences of people entangled in different historical situations. Instead of searching for the inconsistencies, discontinuities, or ruptures of dominant grand…

    Hardback – 2019-08-14
    Routledge
    Studies for the International Society for Cultural History

  • Deconstructing the Talmud

    The Absolute Book, 1st Edition

    By Federico Dal Bo

    This monograph uses deconstruction—a philosophical movement originated by Jacques Derrida—to read the most authoritative book in Judaism: the Talmud. Examining deconstruction in comparison with Kant’s and Hegel’s philosophies, the volume argues that the movement opens an innovative debate on Jewish…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Agrippa II

    The Last of the Herods, 1st Edition

    By David Jacobson

    Agrippa II is the first comprehensive biography of the last descendant of Herod the Great to rule as a client king of Rome. Agrippa was the last king to assume responsibility for the management of the Temple in Jerusalem, and he ultimately saw its destruction in the Judaean-Roman War. This study…

    Hardback – 2019-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Ancient Biographies

  • The Holocaust in the Romanian Borderlands

    The Arc of Civilian Complicity, 1st Edition

    By Mihai I Poliec

    This volume examines the changing role which ordinary members of society played in the state-sponsored persecution of the Jews in Bukovina and Bessarabia, both during the summer of 1941, when Romania joined the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, and beyond. It establishes different patterns of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25
    Routledge
    Mass Violence in Modern History

  • Charity in Rabbinic Judaism

    Atonement, Rewards, and Righteousness, 1st Edition

    By Alyssa M. Gray

    Studying the many ideas about how giving charity atones for sin and other rewards in late antique rabbinic literature, this volume contains many, varied, and even conflicting ideas, as the multiplicity must be recognized and allowed expression. Topics include the significance of the rabbis’ use of…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Making of Modern Jewish Identity

    Ideological Change and Religious Conversion, 1st Edition

    By Motti Inbari

    This volume explores the processes that led several modern Jewish leaders – rabbis, politicians, and intellectuals – to make radical changes to their ideology regarding Zionism, Socialism, and Orthodoxy. Comparing their ideological change to acts of conversion, the study examines the philosophical,…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Jews of Turkey

    Migration, Culture and Memory, 1st Edition

    By Süleyman Şanlı

    Jews of Turkey: Migration, Culture and Memory explores the culture of Jews who immigrated from East Turkey to Israel. The study reveals the cultural values of their communities, way of life, beliefs and traditions in the multicultural and multi-religious environment that was the East of Turkey.…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Religious Zionism and the Six Day War

    From Realism to Messianism, 1st Edition

    By Avi Sagi, Dov Schwartz

    This book offers a new insight into the political, social, and religious conduct of religious-Zionism, whose consequences are evident in Israeli society today. Before the Six-Day War, religious-Zionism had limited its concern to the protection of specific religious interests, with its…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Religion, Ethnicity and Xenophobia in the Bible

    A Theoretical, Exegetical and Theological Survey, 1st Edition

    By Brian Rainey

    Religion, Ethnicity and Xenophobia in the Bible looks at some of the Bible’s most hostile and violent anti-foreigner texts and raises critical questions about how students of the Bible and ancient Near East should grapple with "ethnicity" and "foreignness" conceptually, hermeneutically and…

    Hardback – 2018-11-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • Nationalism, War and Jewish Education

    From the Roman Empire to Modern Times, 1st Edition

    By David Aberbach

    Nationalism, War and Jewish Education explores historical circumstances leading to the emergence of a Jewish religious school system lasting to modern times and the process by which this system was broken down and adapted in secular form as Jewish nationalism grew in the 19th and early 20th…

    Hardback – 2018-11-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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