History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World by Peter Schafer
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History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World
By Peter Schafer

The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World

The Jews of Palestine from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest 2nd Revised edition

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History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World by Peter Schafer

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The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World examines Judaism in Palestine throughout the Hellenistic period, from Alexander the Great's conquest in 334BC to its capture by the Arabs in AD 636. Under the Greek, Roman and finally Christian supremacy which Hellenism brought, Judaism developed far beyond its biblical origins into a form which was to influence European history from the Middle Ages to the present day. The book focuses particularly on the social, economic and religious concerns of this period, and the political status of the Jews as both active agents and passive victims of history. The author provides a straightforward chronological survey of this important period through analysis and interpretation of the existing sources. With its accessible style and explanation of technical terms, the book provides a useful introduction to students and anybody with an interest in post-biblical Judaism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415305853
ISBN-10: 0415305853
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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