Spring 2009 not offered
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
|Course Cluster: Jewish and Israel Studies|
The course will explore the history of Jews from biblical times to 16th century, a period during which Judaism, Christianity, and Islam formed, shaping foundation of attitudes among these groups for centuries to come. The course will examine the transformations of identity from biblical Israelites to Jews and 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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||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)(SISP-Hist Conc)(SISP-Reli Conc)