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Imperialisms in Jewish History, From Pre- to Postmodern

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Ra'anan Boustan; Ra'anan Boustan

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2005, pp.8-10.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Culture and religion (Culture and civilization)

Keywords: Academic Research; History; Theory; International Relations

Type: Report


The author explores how various new approaches to "empire" as an analytical category have reinvigorated the academic study of ancient Jewish society and culture, focusing on studies of Jewry under Roman and Byzantine rule from the first to the seventh century CE.