Ancient Jews from Alexander to Muhammad

ISBN-10: 1107669294

ISBN-13: 9781107669291

Edition: 2014

Authors: Seth Schwartz

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This is an accessible and up-to-date account of the Jews during the millennium following Alexander the Great's conquest of the East. Unusually, it acknowledges the problems involved in constructing a narrative from fragmentary yet complex evidence and is, implicitly, an exploration of how this might be accomplished. Moreover, unlike most other introductions to the subject, it concentrates primarily on the people rather than issues of theology and adopts a resolutely unsentimental approach to the subject. Professor Schwartz particularly demonstrates the importance of studying Jewish history, texts and artefacts to the broader community of ancient historians because of what they can contribute to wider themes such as Roman imperialism. The book serves as an excellent introduction for students and scholars of Jewish history and of ancient history.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/24/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Seth Schwartz is the Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Classical Jewish Civilization and professor of religion at Columbia University. He is the author of "Imperialism and Jewish Society, 200 BCE to 640 CE" (Princeton) and "Josephus and Judaean Politics".

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