From Mesopotamia to Modernity: Ten Introductions to Jewish History and Literature (Paperback)
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Short Description for From Mesopotamia to Modernity This introduction to both Jewish history and literature from earliest time to the end of the 20th century. Each essay covers the basic field and includes suggestions for further reading.
- Published: 30 July 1999
- Format: Paperback 280 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780813367170 ISBN 10: 0813367174
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From Mesopotamia to Modernity is a one volume introduction to both Jewish history and literature from its earliest times up to the present. Leading experts in each field of Jewish history and literature contribute original and comprehensive essays introducing their subjects. Beginning readers will learn the rudiments for further study, and scholars will be refreshed by the balanced, yet challenging treatments found here. These introductory essays cover most major aspects of Jewish studies from the Bible and its time up to modern Judaism. The work is designed to serve undergraduate and graduate courses in Judaism as well as Church and Synagogue adult study courses. Ideal for reading groups, this work will lead readers to further study of the varied subjects considered. Each essay covers the basic field, be it in a given era of Jewish history or in a defined area of Jewish literature. Suggestions for further reading will assist the reader in moving beyond this volume to explore a given area in further detail. The introductions range from encyclopedic detail through elegiac essay and enthusiastic appreciation of the field considered. The authors hold positions in major academic institutions throughout the United States and Israel.