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  • Religious Interactions in Europe and the Mediterranean World

    Coexistence and Dialogue from the 12th to the 20th Centuries

    Edited by Katsumi Fukasawa, Benjamin J. Kaplan, Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire

    The religious histories of Christian and Muslim countries in Europe and Western Asia are often treated in isolation from one another. This can lead to a limited and simplistic understanding of the international and interreligious interactions currently taking place. This edited collection brings…

    Hardback – 2017-06-07 
    Routledge

  • Judaism

    History, Belief and Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    This newly revised all-encompassing textbook is a guide to the history, beliefs and practice of Judaism. Beginning with the ancient Near Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian…

    Paperback – 2017-04-03 
    Routledge

  • The Family Romance of Martyrdom in Second Maccabees

    By Naomi Janowitz

    Centering on the first extant martyr story (2 Maccabees 7), this study explores the "autonomous value" of martyrdom. The story of a mother and her seven sons who die under the torture of the Greek king Antiochus displaces the long-problematic Temple sacrificial cult with new cultic practices, and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Biblical Studies

  • Rome and Judaea

    International Law Relations, 162-100 BCE

    By Linda Zollschan

    Rome and Judaea explores the nature of Judaea’s first diplomatic mission to Rome during the Maccabean revolt: did it result in a sanctioned treaty or was it founded instead on amity? This book breaks new ground in this debate by bringing to light the "Roman-Jewish Friendship tablet," a newly…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • The Religion of the People of Israel (Routledge Revivals)

    By Rudolf Kittel

    This book, first published in 1925, aims to demonstrate the ultimate roots of the many religious ideas of the Hebrews in Canaanite thought. This book will be of interest to students of theology and religious studies.…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible

    By Russell E. Gmirkin

    Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible for the first time compares the ancient law collections of the Ancient Near East, the Greeks and the Pentateuch to determine the legal antecedents for the biblical laws. Following on from his 2006 work, Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus, Gmirkin…

    Hardback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations

    Edited by Josef Meri

    The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of interfaith dialogue. The volume is designed to illuminate positive encounters between Muslims and Jews, as…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Religion

  • Rewriting Ancient Jewish History

    The History of the Jews in Roman Times and the New Historical Method

    By Amram Tropper

    Half a century ago, the primary contours of the history of the Jews in Roman times were not subject to much debate. This standard account collapsed, however, when a handful of insights undermined the traditional historical method, the method long enlisted by historians for eliciting facts from…

    Hardback – 2016-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • The Kabbalah (Routledge Revivals)

    Its Doctrines, Development, and Literature

    By Christian D Ginsburg

    Originally published in 1925, Christian D. Ginsburg examines the origins of the system of religious philosophy, the Kabbalah, and its influence on Judaism. Ginsburg also explores the ways in which academics have approached the Kabbalah, with a detailed timeline of their findings.…

    Paperback – 2016-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Ethiopian Jewish Exodus

    Narratives of the Journey

    By Gadi BenEzer

    Between 1977 and 1985, some 20,000 Ethiopian Jews left their homes in Ethiopia and - motivated by an ancient dream of returning to the land of their ancestors, 'Yerussalem' - embarked on a secret and highly traumatic exodus to Israel. Due to various political circumstances they had to leave their…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

  • Rabbinic Judaism

    Space and Place

    By David Kraemer

    In the aftermath of the conquest of the Holy Land by the Romans and their destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE, Jews were faced with a world in existential chaos—both they and their God were rendered homeless. In a religious tradition that had equated Divine approval with peaceful dwelling…

    Hardback – 2015-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)

    Edited by E. Ann McDougall

    Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge

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