JEWSHST/History 2450

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Ancient & Medieval Jewish History, 300 BCE to 1100 CE

Dr. Daniel Frank

This course surveys nearly fifteen centuries of Jewish history, religion, and culture in the Near East from the days of the Maccabees (second century B.C.E.) to the death of Moses Maimonides (1204 C.E.). Focusing on key figures and representative subjects, the lectures will seek to offer a balanced picture of the Jewish experience in the ancient and early medieval periods. Special emphasis will be placed upon the evaluation and interpretation of primary sources (in translation). These texts will introduce students to the political, social, intellectual, and spiritual worlds of ancient and medieval Jewry.

Spring 2021
Class time & Location:

12:45-2:05 TR - Class # 33217/33097 - Online