Book

Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Edited by Martin Goodman and Philip Alexander

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780197264744
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734663 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.001.0001

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Show Summary Details

Preview

This volume brings together studies in the rabbinic literature of late antiquity by specialists in the history of the Jews in that period in order to reveal the value of rabbinic material as historical evidence and to show the problems and issues which arise in its exploitation. An introductory section discusses the current state of knowledge about Palestine in this period and debates the difficulties involved in editing and dating rabbinic texts. Specific core texts and text categories are then introduced to the reader in a series of ten discrete studies. The volume concludes with six thematic analyses which illustrate the use and limitations of rabbinic evidence for cultural, religious, political, economic and social history.

Keywords: rabbinic literature; late antiquity; Jews; historical evidence; Palestine; editing; dating

Book.  380 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at British Academy »


Table of Contents

Introduction in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Palestinian Context of Rabbinic Judaism in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The State of Mishnah Studies in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Halakhic Midrashim as Historical Sources in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Talmud Yerushalmi in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

See all items in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.