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Jews And The Mediterranean by Matthias B. Lehmann
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What does an understanding of Jewish history contribute to the study of the Mediterranean, and what can Mediterranean studies contribute to our knowledge of Jewish history? Jews and the Mediterranean considers the historical potency and uniqueness of what happens when Sephardi, Mizrahi, and Ashkenazi Jews meet in the Mediterranean region. By focusing on the specificity of the Jewish experience, the essays gathered in this volume emphasize human agency and culture over the length of Mediterranean history. This collection draws attention to what made Jewish people distinctive and warns against facile notions of Mediterranean connectivity, diversity, fluidity, and hybridity, presenting a new assessment of the Jewish experience in the Mediterranean.

Jessica Marglin is assistant professor of Religion and the Ruth Ziegler Early Career Chair in Jewish Studies at the University of Southern California. Matthias Lehmann is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, where holds the Teller Family Chair in Jewish History. Seth Schwartz is the Lucius N. Littauer Profess...
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Title:Jews And The Mediterranean
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:238 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:238 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Published:June 2, 2020
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780253047939
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