The Jews in Late Antiquity

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The Jews in Late Antiquity

ISBN: 9781942401650

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Is it possible to summarize the history of the Jews in late antiquity? The lack of source material makes it challenging, but this short book provides a brief snapshot, based on the available evidence. It focuses on seven different regions: Italy, North Africa (except Egypt), Gaul, Spain, Egypt, the Land of Israel, and Babylonia, and identifies common patterns, but also clear regional and temporal differences between each distinct area.
The Jews in Late Antiquity should be considered as a first step towards the understanding of a little-known period in Jewish history, and its aim is to leave the reader wanting to know more.

Contents

Section 1: Introduction
The Problem of Sources
Section 2: Jewish Communities in Late Antiquity
Italy
North Africa
Gaul
Spain
Egypt
The Land of Israel
Babylonia
Afterword
Bibliography

Author Bio(s)

Rodrigo Laham Cohen is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of San Martín, and a Researcher in the Argentinian National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). His PhD focused on Jewish Communities in the period of Gregory the Great. He has published widely on Christian Anti-Judaism and Jewish Anti-Christianity in Late Antiquity.

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“Beautifully organized and lucidly written, The Jews of Late Antiquity makes a fundamental contribution to the study of late Roman history. Laham Cohen accomplishes an astounding amount in very few pages. Both scholars and students are in his debt.”, Paula Fredriksen, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem; author of Augustine and the Jews

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