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Title: The Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume 4: The Late Roman Period
Author: Katz, Steven T (ed)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2006
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521772488
Volumes: 1; Pages: 1250
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This fourth volume of The Cambridge History of Judaism covers the period from 70 C.E. to 640 C.E. (the rise of Islam). It deals with the major historical, political and cultural developments in Jewish history and the history of Judaism in this crucial era during which Judaism took on its classical shape. It provides discussion and analysis of all the essential subjects pertinent to an understanding of this period, and is especially strong in its coverage of the growth and development of rabbinic Judaism and of the major classical rabbinic sources such as the Mishnah, Jerusalem Talmud, Babylonian Talmud and various Midrashic collections. In addition, it surveys the early encounter of Judaism and Christianity both from the Jewish and Christian sides and describes the rise of Jewish mystical literature, the liturgical literature of the developing synagogue, the nature of magical practices in classical Judaism and Jewish Folklore.ContentsIntroduction Steven J. Katz1. Social, political and economic life in the land of Israel, 70-c.235 Seth Schwartz2. The Diaspora from 66-c.235(a) The Jews in Egypt and Cyrenaica, 66-c.235 Allen Kerkeslager(b) Jews in Carthage and western north Africa, 70-c.235 Claudia Setzer(c) The Jews in Asia Minor, 70-c.235 Paul Trebilco(d) The Jews in Babylonia, 70-c.235 David Goldblatt3. The uprising in the Jewish Diaspora, 115-117 Miriam Pucci Ben Zeev4. The Bar Kochba Revolt, 132-135 Hanan Eshel5. The legal status of Jews in the Roman empire Amnon Linder6. Jewish art and architecture in the land of Israel, 70-c.235 Eric M. Meyers7. The destruction of the Jerusalem temple: its meaning and its consequences Robert Goldenberg8. The origins and development of the rabbinic movement in the land of Israel Hayim Lapin9. The canonical process James A. Sanders10. The beginnings of Christian anti-Judaism, 70-c.235 Peter Richardson11. The rabbinic response to Christianity Steven T. Katz12. The Mishnah David Kraemer13. The Tosefta Paul Mandel14. Midrash Halachah Jay M. Harris15. Mishnaic Hebrew Moshe Bar-Asher16. The political and social history of the Jewish community in the land of Israel, c.235-638 David Goldblatt17. The material realities of Jewish life in the land of Israel, 235-c.638 Joshua J. Schwartz18. Aramaic in late antiquity Yochanan Breuer19. The Diaspora c.235-638(a) The Jews of Italy, c.235-638 Leonard Victor Rutgers(b) The Jews of Spain, c.235-638 Scott Bradbury20. Jewish archaeology in late antiquity: art, architecture and inscriptions Lee Levine21. Jewish festivals in late antiquity Joseph Tabory22. Rabbinic prayer in late antiquity Reuven Kimelman23. Rabbinic views on marriage, sexuality and the family Michael L. Satlow24. Women in Jewish life and law Tal Ilan25. Gentiles in rabbinic thought David Novak26. The formation and character of the Jerusalem Talmud Leib Moscovitz27. Late Midrashic Paytanic and Targumic literature Avigdor Shinan28. Jewish magic in late antiquity Michael D. Schwartz29. Jewish folk literature in late antiquity Eli Yassif30. Early forms of Jewish mysticism Rachel Elior31. The political, social and economic history of Babylonian Jewry, c.235-638 Isaiah M. Gafni32. The history of Babylonian academics David Goldblatt33. The formation and character of the Babylonian Talmud Richard Kalmin34. Talmudic law: a jurisprudential perspective Hanina Ben Menahem35. Torah in rabbinic thought: the theology of learning Marc Hirshman36. Man, sin and redemption in rabbinic thought Steven T. Katz37. The rabbinic theology of the physical: blessings, body and soul, resurrection, covenant and election Reuven Kimelman38. Christian anti-Judaism: polemics and politics Paula Fredriksen and Oded Irshai39. Jews in Byzantium Steven BowmanAppendix A: Justinian and the revision of Jewish legal status Alfredo Mordechai Rabello40. Messianism and apocalypticism in rabbinic texts Lawrence H. Schiffman.