The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

Editor(s): Alan T. Levenson

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012 01:31AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405196376

Online ISBN: 9781118232897

DOI: 10.1002/9781118232897

About this Book

In The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism, a team of internationally-renowned scholars offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of Jewish life and culture, from the biblical period to contemporary times.

  • Provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the main periods and themes of Jewish history, from Biblical Israel, through medieval and early modern periods, to Judaism since the Holocaust, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Judaism today
  • Brings together an international team of established and emerging scholars across a range of disciplines
  • Discusses how to present Judaism - to both non-Jews and Jews - as a religious system on its own terms and with its own unique vocabulary
  • Explores the latest scholarship on a range of issues, including folk practices, politics, economic structure, the relationship of Judaism to Christianity, and the nature of Zionism diaspora and its implications for contemporary Israel
  • Considers Jewish historiography and the lives of ordinary people, the achievements of Jewish women, and the sustained interaction of Jews within the environments they inhabited
  • Edited by a leading scholar in Jewish studies and history

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Ancient Israel

  2. Part II: From Ancient Israel to Rabbinic Jewry

  3. Part III: The Medieval World - Jews in Two Cultures

  4. Part IV: The Early Modern Period (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries)

  5. Part V: The Modern Period

  6. Part VI: Jews and Judaism since the Holocaust and the Birth of Israel

  7. Part VII: Special Topics

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