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Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire : the poetics of power in late antiquity

Author: Natalie B Dohrmann; Annette Yoshiko Reed
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: Jewish culture and contexts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire brings Jewish perspectives to bear on long-standing debates concerning Romanization, Christianization, and late antiquity. Focusing on the third to sixth centuries, it draws together specialists in Jewish and Christian history, law, literature, poetry, and art. Perspectives from rabbinic and patristic sources are juxtaposed with evidence from piyyutim, documentary papyri, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie B Dohrmann; Annette Yoshiko Reed
ISBN: 9780812245332 0812245334
OCLC Number: 827198435
Description: x, 388 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Rethinking Romanness, provincializing Christendom / Annette Yoshiko Reed and Natalie B. Dohrmann --
Part I. Rabbis and other Roman sub-elites --
The afterlives of the Torah's ethnic language : the Sifra and Clement on Leviticus 18.1-5 / Beth A. Berkowitz --
The kingdom of Edessa and the creation of a Christian aristocracy / William Adler --
Law and imperial idioms : rabbinic legalism in a Roman world / Natalie B. Dohrmann --
The law of Moses and the Jews : rabbis, ethnic marking, and Romanization / Hayim Lapin --
Part II. Christianization and other modalities of Romanization --
There is no place like home : rabbinic responses to the Christianization of Palestine / Joshua Levinson --
Between Gaza and Minorca : the (un)making of minorities in late antiquity / Hagith Sivan --
Christian historiographers' reflections on Jewish-Christian violence in fifth-century Alexandria / Oded Irshai --
Narrating salvation : verbal sacrifices in late antique liturgical poetry / Ophir Münz-Manor --
Israelite kingship, Christian Rome, and the Jewish imperial imagination : midrashic precursors to the medieval "Throne of Solomon" / Raʻanan Boustan --
Part III. Continuity and rupture --
Chains of tradition from Avot to the ʻAvodah Piyutim / Michael D. Swartz --
Change and continuity in late legal papyri from Palaestina Tertia : nomos Hellênikos and ethos Rômaikon / Hannah M. Cotton --
The representation of the Temple and Jerusalem in Jewish and Christian houses of prayer in the Holy Land in late antiquity / Rina Talgam --
Roman Christianity and the post-Roman West : the social correlates of the Contra Iudaeos tradition / Paula Fredriksen.
Series Title: Jewish culture and contexts.
Responsibility: edited by Natalie B. Dohrmann and Annette Yoshiko Reed.

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