Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies

Editor: Bell, Dean Phillip
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury

ISBN: 978-1-44-115857-4
Category: Religion & Theology - Judaism
Image Count: 8
Book Status: Pending
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies is a comprehensive reference guide, providing an overview of Jewish Studies as it has developed as an academic sub-discipline. This volume surveys the development and current state of research in the broad field of Jewish Studies - focusing on central themes, methodologies, and varieties of source materials available.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction - Dean Phillip Bell
  • Part I Judaism and Jewish Society from the Bible to Modernity
  • 2. The Hebrew Bible - Leonard J. Greenspoon
  • 3. The World of the Rabbis - Gary G. Porton
  • New Contexts: Medieval Jews and Judaism
  • 4. Comparative Medieval Perspectives - Elisheva Baumgarten and Marina Rustow
  • 5. Jews and the Islamic World: Transitions from Rabbinic to Medieval Contexts - Marina Rustow
  • 6. Medieval Jews and Judaism in Christian Contexts - Elisheva Baumgarten
  • Changing Tempos and Foci: Looking to Modernity
  • 7. Early Modern Jews and Judaism - Dean Phillip Bell
  • 8. Modernity, Judaism, and Jews - Gil Graff
  • Part II Reorienting Contemporary Jewry and Jewish Studies
  • 9. Mainstreams and Margins: Rethinking Contemporary Jewry - Yehuda Kurtzer
  • 10. Women, Gender, and Judaism - Judith R. Baskin
  • 11. Jewish Arts and Material Culture - Judah M. Cohen
  • 12. Jewish Demography: Discipline, Definitions, Data, Investigators, Interpretations - Sergio DellaPergola
  • 13. The State of Israel Studies: An Emerging Academic Field - Michael Kotzin and Elie Rekhess
  • Part III Resources
  • Maps
  • Select Bibliography by Period