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Jewish History: from "Biblical Israel" to Diaspora Jews

HIST 247
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: RELI 261
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies
Course Cluster: Jewish and Israel Studies

The course will explore the history of Jews from biblical times to the eve of modernity, the transformations from "biblical Israelites" to "Jews". It will address stereotypes and presuppositions of Jewish life and history, including -- what the historian Salo W. Baron dubbed -- the "lachrymose concept of Jewish history"--Jewish history as history of suffering. The course will illuminate experience of Jews whose lives, and deaths, demonstrate that they were active actors, rather than just passive victims, of historical events. The readings will consist mostly
of historical sources on Jewish culture, politics, economic activities, social and legal status, and the Jews' relations with non-Jews--Christians and Muslims. It is a lecture course, but student participation is expected.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RELI-MN)(RELI)

Last Updated on APR-21-2024
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