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Diversity and Rabbinization: Jewish Texts and Societies between 400 and 1000 CE - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

Gavin McDowell; Ron Naiweld; Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra

Published On

2021-04-30

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-993-5
Hardback978-1-78374-994-2
PDF978-1-78374-995-9
HTML978-1-80064-624-7
XML978-1-78374-998-0
EPUB978-1-78374-996-6
MOBI978-1-78374-997-3

Language

  • English

Print Length

502 pages (xxiv+478)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 26 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.01" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 38 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.5" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1544g (54.46oz)
Hardback2488g (87.76oz)

Media

Illustrations39

OCLC Number

1250645974

BIC

  • JF
  • JFSR1
  • CFF
  • CFP

BISAC

  • REL006020
  • LAN009010

Keywords

  • cultural diversity
  • religious diversity
  • Jewish communities
  • Late Antiquity
  • Early Middle Age
  • rabbis

Diversity and Rabbinization

Jewish Texts and Societies between 400 and 1000 CE

  • Gavin McDowell (editor)
  • Ron Naiweld (editor)
  • Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra (editor)
This volume is dedicated to the cultural and religious diversity in Jewish communities from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Age and the growing influence of the rabbis within these communities during the same period. Drawing on available textual and material evidence, the fourteen essays presented here, written by leading experts in their fields, span a significant chronological and geographical range and cover material that has not yet received sufficient attention in scholarship.

The volume is divided into four parts. The first focuses on the vantage point of the synagogue; the second and third on non-rabbinic Judaism in, respectively, the Near East and Europe; the final part turns from diversity within Judaism to the process of "rabbinization" as represented in some unusual rabbinic texts.

Diversity and Rabbinization is a welcome contribution to the historical study of Judaism in all its complexity. It presents fresh perspectives on critical questions and allows us to rethink the tension between multiplicity and unity in Judaism during the first millennium CE.

Contents

  • Michael D. Swartz
  • Yoram Erder
  • Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra

Introduction

(pp. xv–xxiv)
  • Gavin McDowell
  • Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra
  • Ron Naiweld

Contributors

Gavin McDowell

(editor)
Institut d’études anciennes et médiévales at Université Laval

Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra

(editor)