Cultures of the Jews A New History

ISBN-10: 0805241310
ISBN-13: 9780805241310
Edition: 2002
Authors: David Biale
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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/15/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1232
Size: 7.05" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 4.092
Language: English

An unprecedented interdisciplinary work of Jewish History - the first to bring together the wealth of research and analysis that have emerged in the past 50 years.

Robert S. Westman is Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego.David Biale is the Emmanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History at the University of California, Davis. He lives in Berkeley, California.

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface: Toward a Cultural History of the Jews
Mediterranean Origins
Introduction
Imagining the Birth of Ancient Israel: National Metaphors in the Bible
Israel Among the Nations: Biblical Culture in the Ancient Near East
Hellenistic Judaism
Jewish Culture in Greco-Roman Palestine
Confronting a Christian Empire: Jewish Culture in the World of Byzantium
Babylonian Rabbinic Culture
Jewish Culture in the Formative Period of Islam
Diversities of Diaspora
Introduction
Merchants and Intellectuals, Rabbis and Poets: Judeo-Arabic Culture in the Golden Age of Islam
A Letter to a Wayward Teacher: The Transformations of Sephardic Culture in Christian Iberia
A Jewish-Christian Symbiosis: The Culture of Early Ashkenaz
Innovative Tradition: Jewish Culture in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Families and Their Fortunes: The Jews of Early Modern Italy
Bom Judesmo: The Western Sephardic Diaspora
Childbirth and Magic: Jewish Folklore and Material Culture
Modern Encounters
Introduction
Urban Visibility and Biblical Visions: Jewish Culture in Western and Central Europe in the Modern Age
A Journey Between Worlds: East European Jewish Culture from the Partitions of Poland to the Holocaust
The Ottoman Diaspora: The Rise and Fall of Ladino Literary Culture
Multicultural Visions: The Cultural Tapestry of the Jews of North Africa
Challenges to Tradition: Jewish Cultures in Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Bukhara
Religious Interplay on an African Stage: Ethiopian Jews in Christian Ethiopia
Locus and Language: Hebrew Culture in Israel, 1890-1990
The "Other" Israel: Folk Cultures in the Modern State of Israel
Declarations of Independence: American Jewish Culture in the Twentieth Century
Conclusion
Index

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