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060027 SE Tobiads Incorporated - An Ancient Multinational Company and Its Impact on Judaism (2017W)

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Language: German

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Termine: 18.10., 30.-31.10. siehe Programm Tobiaden-Tagung, 8.11., 13.12.2017, 10.1.2018

Wednesday 18.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 08.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 13.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25
Wednesday 10.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 1 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-25

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The Tobiads are a family that created and ran an multinational corporation between the fifth and the second century B.C.E. The Tobiad company encompassed in its commercial operations the region between Mesopotamia and Egypt. The Tobiad family influenced Jewish history, culture, and religion between the fifth and second century B.C.E. significantly. Literary, documentary, epigraphic, and archeological evidence allows to reconstruct the history of the Tobiad family. This class will trace this family and business history in the context of the Hellenistic and Mesopotamian states and cultures it encompasses.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentaion and final term paper as well as regular and active participation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Detailed knowledge of and critical methodological reflection about the Tobiad history

Examination topics

The history of the Tobiads in their historical contexts

Reading list

Stephen Gabriel Rosenberg, Airaq Al-Amir: The Architecture of the Tobiads, 2006
J.A. Goldstein, The Tales of the Tobiads, in: J. Neusner (Hg.), Christianity, Judaism and other Greco-Roman Cults, FS Morton Smith, Bd 3, 1975, 85-123

Association in the course directory

BA: U1-215
MA: U2-313

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