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Introduction

Rodrigo Laham Cohen

Rodrigo Laham Cohen is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of San Martín, and a Researcher in the Argentinian National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). His PhD focused on Jewish Communities in the period of Gregory the Great. He has published widely on Christian Anti-Judaism and Jewish Anti-Christianity in Late Antiquity. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Surely it is time to break with the lachrymose theory of pre-Revolutionary woe, and to adopt a view more in accord with historic truth (Baron 1928, 526).More than eighty years have passed since Salo Baron’s “Ghetto and Emancipation”, whose...

Afterword

Rodrigo Laham Cohen

Rodrigo Laham Cohen is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of San Martín, and a Researcher in the Argentinian National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). His PhD focused on Jewish Communities in the period of Gregory the Great. He has published widely on Christian Anti-Judaism and Jewish Anti-Christianity in Late Antiquity. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Over the course of these pages we have tried to elaborate on a snapshot of Jewish communities in late antiquity. Due to space concerns, we have not been able to analyze significant Jewish settlements in Syria, Asia Minor, and the Balkans...

The Problem of Sources

Rodrigo Laham Cohen

Rodrigo Laham Cohen is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of San Martín, and a Researcher in the Argentinian National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). His PhD focused on Jewish Communities in the period of Gregory the Great. He has published widely on Christian Anti-Judaism and Jewish Anti-Christianity in Late Antiquity. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...The reconstruction of Jewish life in the past should comprise the analysis of written and archaeological sources. Certainly, Jewish texts are essential to understanding intracommunal dynamics. However, Jewish voices have not always...

The Existence of God

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...One would probably expect medieval Jewish thinkers to have spent an inordinate amount of time formulating and refining their arguments for the existence of God. After all, the existence of God is surely the most fundamental idea of all...

Introduction

Juanita Feros Ruys

Juanita Feros Ruys is Director of the Sydney Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Demons in the Middle Ages

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Who is the Devil? What are demons? Where did they come from, why do they exist, and why do they seem to bear so much malice towards humans?Many cultures posit the existence of fundamental principles of good and evil, and develop narratives...

Narrative and Counter-Narrative : Dominican and Muslim Preaching in Medieval Iberia

The Friars and their Influence in Medieval Spain

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...This chapter forms part of my activities as research professor associated with the Institució Mila i Fontanals (Barcelona) of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas via the project, ‘La Corona de Aragón en el Mediterráneo...

The Black Death and its Consequences for the Jewish Community in Tarrega: Lessons from History and Archeology

Anna Colet

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Anna Colet graduated from the Universität de Lleida in 2000, with a degree in History. She has led many archaeological digs in the province of Lleida, and in 2007 she directed the excavation of Les Roquetes. She is currently a member of the research team created around this site and a technician at the Museu Comarcal de l’Urgell-Tàrrega Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Josep Xavier Muntané I Santiveri

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Josep Xavier Muntané I Santiveri holds a BA from the Pontificio Istituto Biblico (Roma) and a PhD in Hebrew Philology from the Universitat de Barcelona (2010). He has published two books related to the Jews of Tàrrega and forms part of the research team created by the Museu Comarcal de l’Urgell-Tàrrega on the occasion of the discovery of the Jewish cemetery. He has held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange Guépin in Nantes (France), for a project entitled “The Legal Status of Religious Minorities in the EuroMediterranean World (5th-15th centuries),” funded by the “Ideas” program of the European Research Council’s Seventh Framework (FP7/2007-2013/ERC). He currently works as a researcher at the Institut d’Estudis Món Juic, on a project devoted to the transcription, edition, and study of documents related to the Catalan Jewish communities of Tàrrega and Verdu (1295–1492). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jordi Ruíz Ventura

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Jordi Ruíz Ventura earned an MSc in Physical Anthropology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He directed the fieldwork and laboratory analyses of anthropological evidence during the excavation at Les Roquetes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriol Saula

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Oriol Saula graduated with degrees in Geography and History (specializing in prehistory and ancient history) from the Universitat de Barcelona in 1989. He is currently the technical director of the Museu Comarcal de l’Urgell-Tàrrega. Since 1990, he has led different archeological digs in the province of Lleida, and his research focuses on medieval Jewish society in Iberia. In 2007, he coordinated the excavation of the Jewish cemetery in Tàrrega and is a member of the research team that has formed around this site. He has participated in various congresses and scientific meetings related to this project, and he has also worked on several publications. He is the co-director of the journal Urtx: revista d’humanitats de l’Urgell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Eulàlia M. Subirà de Galdàcano

M. Eulàlia Subirà de Galdàcano holds a PhD in Biological Science and an MS in Human Biology, and is Professor of Human Biology in the Unitat d’Antropologia Biològica at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her areas of specialization include field and laboratory anthropology (the morphological and chemical analysis of human remains). From 2001 to 2005, she was First Vice-President and then President of the Associació Catalano-Balear de Paleopatologia de l’Acadèmia de Ciències Mèdiques de Catalunya Balears. She is the author of many books and articles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clara Jáuregui

Clara Jàuregui holds a BA in History from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and an MA in Medieval Cultures from the Universitat de Barcelona. She is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on Jewish medical practice in Barcelona during the fourteenth century at the Universitat de Barcelona, where she is affiliated with the Institute for Medieval Cultures. She has also researched and curated an exhibition for the Museu d’Història de L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Medieval Globe : Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death

Arc Medieval Press, 2014

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...This essay, originally drafted in Catalan, has been translated and revised for publication by Monica H. Green and Carol Symes.In 2007, excavations in a suburb of the Catalan town of Tarrega identified the possible location of the medieval...

Rationalising the Commandments

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...As we noted in our introduction, Judaism is a religion that emphasises the importance of very specific practices. Indeed, as famously summed up in Saadia Gaon’s statement that the Jewish nation was ‘a nation only by virtue of its laws...

Conclusion

Samantha Zacher

Samantha Zacher is Associate Professor of English at Cornell University, USA. She is the author of Preaching the Converted: the Style and Rhetoric of the Vercelli Book Homilies (University of Toronto Press, 2009), and co-editor with Andy Orchard of New Readings in the Vercelli Book (University of Toronto Press, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon Verse : Becoming the Chosen People

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The individual’s limited access to physical texts of the bible in the Early Middle Ages required alternative creative means of disseminating, reinforcing, and commenting on biblical narratives in the vernacular. One complex genre...

God and Creation

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

I.B.Tauris, 2009

Book chapter

...As mentioned in chapter 1, the cosmological argument for the existence of God was motivated in part by the question of how we account for there being something rather than nothing. Having established why there is indeed ‘something...