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Introduction

The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...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...

Further Reading

Medieval Antisemitism?

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...The following moderately annotated list mentions titles in English that are particularly relevant to anyone interested in the subject of this book and that are generally widely available. The list is not meant to be comprehensive...

Afterword

The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...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...

Introduction

Medieval Antisemitism?

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...In October 2012, I was invited to give a research seminar paper on anti-Jewish propaganda produced in the late medieval and early modern Iberian world at an Australian university. The title of the paper included the term “antisemitic...

The Problem of Sources

The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...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...

Bibliography of the Bible

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...About this Bibliography Not included herein are other broadly relevant resources to be listed in separate bibliographies in preparation, including Medieval Studies: General Bibliographies, Reference Works, and Online Resources; Medieval...

The Existence of God

An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

I.B.Tauris, 2009

Book chapter

...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

Demons in the Middle Ages

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...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...

The Bible

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...The Bible is perhaps the most important and influential text in Western cultural history. It did not begin as a single book, but is instead something of a compilation of sources written by Jews and Christians in the ancient period...

Conclusion

Medieval Antisemitism?

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...It was noted in the first chapter of this book that many modern historians have described the use of the term “antisemitism” before the nineteenth century as an anachronism. These historians have argued that the history of anti-Jewish...