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The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography

Edited by: Dean Phillip Bell

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138193611
eBook ISBN: 9780429458927
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429458927
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The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography provides an overview of Jewish history from the biblical to the contemporary period, while simultaneously placing Jewish history into conversation with the most central historiographical methods and issues and some of the core source materials used by scholars within the field.

The field of Jewish history is profitably interdisciplinary. Drawing from the historical methods and themes employed in the study of various periods and geographical regions as well as from academic fields outside of history, it utilizes a broad range of source materials produced by Jews and non-Jews. It grapples with many issues that were core to Jewish life, culture, community, and identity in the past, while reflecting and addressing contemporary concerns and perspectives. Divided into four parts, this volume examines how Jewish history has engaged with and developed more general historiographical methods and considerations. Part I provides a general overview of Jewish history, while Parts II and III respectively address the rich sources and methodologies used to study Jewish history.

Concluding in Part IV with a timeline, glossary, and index to help frame and connect the history, sources, and methodologies presented throughout, The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography is the perfect volume for anyone interested in Jewish history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The biblical period Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The age of the Bible and Ancient Near East Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Comparative topics and emerging trends in biblical studies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Society, culture, and demography of the Jews and Judaism in late antiquity  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Politics and economics in the rabbinic period Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The rabbinic period Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The rabbinic period Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Medieval intellectual developments and highlights Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Jewish demography, society, and community in the early modern period Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Early modern economics and politics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Early modern religious and intellectual developments Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Early modern comparative topics and emerging trends Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Modernity Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Modern Jewish society, politics, and culture Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Emerging and comparative trends in modern Jewish history Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Contemporary Jewish demography, society, and culture Download PDF
Chapter  20:  A new moment in time Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Contemporary Jewish politics and historiography Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Archaeology, papyri, inscriptions Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Visual arts and Jewish historiography Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Material culture Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Rabbinic writings Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The sources of Jewish philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Polemics and apologetics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Genizah as a source for Jewish history Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Inquisition records Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Non-Jewish records Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Literature as a source for Jewish history Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Sermons Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Correspondence and letters Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Autobiographies and memoirs Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Memorybooks Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Jewish press and periodicals Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Social and cultural history Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Sociology and demography in modern Jewish history Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Women’s and gender studies Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Historical materialism and Marxist history Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Economic history Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Jewish politics Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Zionism and New Israeli History Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Jewish history, intellectual history, and the history of ideas  Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Postmodernism, Jewish history, and Jewish historiography Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Communications and media history Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Oral history Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Public history and Jewish history Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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