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060028 VO A History of the Diaspora from its Beginnings until the Arab Conquest (2020S)

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Language: German

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Until teaching is resumed in classrooms, all further sessions of this lecture class will be held via videoconferencing. Please go to the moodle-page of this lecture class and klick on the respective session. All sessions will be accessible 15 minutes before class starts.

Wednesday 04.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 11.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 18.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 25.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 01.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 22.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 29.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 06.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 13.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 20.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 27.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 03.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 10.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 17.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 24.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Since the Babylonian Exile significant Jewish populations lived outside of Judah. Jews settled in many parts of the Roman empire. In antiquity, the Jewish diaspora developed religious and cultural concepts and ideas which influence Judaism as of today and which allowed for its survival until the state of Israel was founded. Until the time of the Arab conquest, this class wants to familiarize you with the history of the ancient Jewish diaspora, as well as with its culture, literature, and religion. We will also introduce you to key source texts.

Assessment and permitted materials

Because long-distance learning and the closed or only partly opened library make it impossible to prepare adequately for a normal exam, in this term students will have to write instead of a final term exam a brief essay of 2000 words. Please discuss critically one or two chapters of at least 20 pages from John Barclay's book Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora. You should pay particular attention to the question if the book includes enmity towards Jews. Submission deadlines are July 15th 2020, October 15th 2020, December 15th 2020, and January 30th 2021.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

J. J. Collins, Between Athens and Jerusalem, 2. ed. 2000
R. Kalmin, Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine, 2006
L. Berger, Der Menora Ring von Kaiseraugst, 2005
G. Stemberger, Das klassische Judentum, 2009
M. H. Williams, The Jews among the Greeks and Romans, 1998

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