Author: Catherine Hezser

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161480713

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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"This volume is the outcome of an international conference ... held at Trinity College, Dublin on Mar. 11-12, 2002."--P. [v].
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Author: Paul J du Plessis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748668195

Category: Law

Page: 256

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An interdisciplinary, edited collection on social science methodologies for approaching Roman legal sources. Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are i
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Author: Mladen Popović,Myles Schoonover,Marijn Vandenberghe

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004336915

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Taking the flexible concept of “cultural encounter” as a starting point, this volume presents a variety of studies which focus on the impact of encounters between cultures, groups, and individuals as it relates to ancient Jewish religion, culture, and society.
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Author: Richard Kalmin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199885583

Category: Bibles

Page: 300

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The Babylonian Talmud was compiled in the third through sixth centuries CE, by rabbis living under Sasanian Persian rule in the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. What kind of society did these rabbis inhabit? What effect did that society have on important rabbinic texts? In this book Richard Kalmin offers a thorough reexamination of rabbinic culture of late antique Babylonia. He shows how this culture was shaped in part by Persia on the one hand, and by Roman Palestine on the other. The mid fourth century CE in Jewish Babylonia was a period of particularly intense "Palestinianization," at the same time that the Mesopotamian and east Persian Christian communities were undergoing a period of intense "Syrianization." Kalmin argues that these closely related processes were accelerated by third-century Persian conquests deep into Roman territory, which resulted in the resettlement of thousands of Christian and Jewish inhabitants of the eastern Roman provinces in Persian Mesopotamia, eastern Syria, and western Persia, profoundly altering the cultural landscape for centuries to come. Kalmin also offers new interpretations of several fascinating rabbinic texts of late antiquity. He shows how they have often been misunderstood by historians who lack attentiveness to the role of anonymous editors in glossing or emending earlier texts and who insist on attributing these texts to sixth century editors rather than to storytellers and editors of earlier centuries who introduced changes into the texts they learned and transmitted. He also demonstrates how Babylonian rabbis interacted with the non-rabbinic Jewish world, often in the form of the incorporation of centuries-old non-rabbinic Jewish texts into the developing Talmud, rather than via the encounter with actual non-rabbinic Jews in the streets and marketplaces of Babylonia. Most of these texts were "domesticated" prior to their inclusion in the Babylonian Talmud, which was generally accomplished by means of the rabbinization of the non-rabbinic texts. Rabbis transformed a story's protagonists into rabbis rather than kings or priests, or portrayed them studying Torah rather than engaging in other activities, since Torah study was viewed by them as the most important, perhaps the only important, human activity. Kalmin's arguments shed new light on rabbinic Judaism in late antique society. This book will be invaluable to any student or scholar of this period.
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Law and Society in the Roman World

Author: John W. Cairns

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631771

Category: Law

Page: 208

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This book is an important contribution to the current lively debate about the relationship between law and society in the Roman world. This debate, which was initiated by the work of John Crook in the 1960's, has had a profound impact upon the study of law and history and has created sharply divided opinions on the extent to which law may be said to be a product of the society that created it. This work is a modest attempt to provide a balanced assessment of the various points of view. The chapters within this book have been specifically arranged to represent the debate. It contains an introductory chapter by Alan Watson, whose views on the relationship between law and society have caused some controversy. In the remaining chapters a distinguished international group of scholars address this debate by focusing on studies of law and empire, codes and codification, death and economics, commerce and procedure. This book does not purport to provide a complete survey of Roman private law in light of Roma
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Author: Catherine Hezser

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161508899

Category: History

Page: 529

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This book provides the first comprehensive study of Jewish travel and mobility in Hellenistic and Roman times, based on a critical analysis of Jewish, Graeco-Roman, and early Christian literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources and a social-historical evaluation of the material. Catherine Hezser shows that certain segments of ancient Jewish society were quite mobile. Mobility seems to have increased in the later Roman period, when an extensive road system facilitated travel within the province of Syria-Palestine and the neighbouring Middle Eastern regions. Second Temple Judaism was centralized, with Jerusalem as its central space and seat of priestly authority. In post-70 rabbinic Judaism, on the other hand, connections between rabbis could be established through mutual visits and second- and third-degree contacts only. Mobility formed the basis of the establishment of a decentralized rabbinic network in Palestine and Babylonia in late antiquity. Numerous narrative and halakhic traditions indicate the importance of mobility for communication and the exchange of knowledge amongst rabbis. It is argued that the rabbis who were most mobile sat at the nodal points of the rabbinic network and elicited the largest amount of influence. They would have combined business travel with scholarly exchange. Scholars' journeys between Palestine and Babylonia are viewed within the wider context of Rome and Persia's economic and cultural exchange in which Jews, just like Christians, may have played the role of intermediaries.
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Author: Jill Harries

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748653953

Category: History

Page: 384

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This book is about the reinvention of the Roman Empire during the eighty years between the accession of Diocletian and the death of Julian.
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Author: Mark Vessey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118255437

Category: History

Page: 640

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A Companion to Augustine presents a fresh collection of scholarship by leading academics with a new approach to contextualizing Augustine and his works within the multi-disciplinary field of Late Antiquity, showing Augustine as both a product of the cultural forces of his times and a cultural force in his own right. Discusses the life and works of Augustine within their full historical context, rather than privileging the theological context Presents Augustine’s life, works and leading ideas in the cultural context of the late Roman world, providing a vibrant and engaging sense of Augustine in action in his own time and place Opens up a new phase of study on Augustine, sensitive to the many and varied perspectives of scholarship on late Roman culture State-of-the-art essays by leading academics in this field
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Women and Magic in the Ancient World

Author: Kimberly B. Stratton,Dayna S. Kalleres

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190202149

Category: History

Page: 512

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Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of ancient magic by approaching the topic from three distinct disciplinary perspectives: literary stereotyping, the social application of magic discourse, and material culture. The authors probe the foundations of, processes, and motivations behind gendered stereotypes, beginning with Western culture's earliest associations of women and magic in the Bible and Homer's Odyssey. Daughters of Hecate provides a nuanced exploration of the topic while avoiding reductive approaches. In fact, the essays in this volume uncover complexities and counter-discourses that challenge, rather than reaffirm, many gendered stereotypes taken for granted and reified by most modern scholarship. By combining critical theoretical methods with research into literary and material evidence, Daughters of Hecate interrogates a false association that has persisted from antiquity, to early modern witch hunts, to the present day.
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Studies in Jewish History and Culture in Honor of Lee I. Levine

Author: Lee I. Levine,Zeev Weiss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 568

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"Published for the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem."
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studies in the Bible, ancient Near Eastern literature, and postbiblical Judaism presented to Shalom M. Paul on the occasion of his seventieth birthday

Author: Chaim Cohen,Shalom M. Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781575061559

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1071

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Author: Natalie B. Dohrmann,Annette Yoshiko Reed

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812245334

Category: History

Page: 388

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This volume revisits issues of empire from the perspective of Jews, Christians, and other Romans in the third to sixth centuries. Through case studies, the contributors bring Jewish perspectives to bear on longstanding debates concerning Romanization, Christianization, and late antiquity.
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Author: David Philipson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jewish learning and scholarship

Page: N.A

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Author: Bernard S. Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780952893875

Category: Jewish law

Page: 322

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Vols. 1-2 consist of proceedings of the 1st-2nd International Congress of the Jewish Law Association.
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religious practice and the creation of Jewish and christian society

Author: David Levinsky,Stanford University. Dept. of Religious Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 147

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ספר היובל לדוד הלבני

Author: Yaakov Elman,Ephraim Bezalel Halivni,Zvi Arie Steinfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Festschriften

Page: 500

View: 8609

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Cultural and Linguistic Change in the Roman Near East

Author: Hannah Cotton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521875811

Category: History

Page: 481

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This book considers how languages, peoples and cultures in the Near East interacted over the millennium between Alexander and Muhammad.
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