History | Jewish History: Bible to Crusades
H251 | 3076 | Veidlinger
Above section carries culture studies credit
This course is an introduction to the major themes and developments
of the Jewish historical experience from the biblical period to the
early Middle Ages. Topics to be covered include the biblical
origins of the Jewish people, life in the land of Israel, the Jewish
revolts of Masada and Bar Kokhba, the composition of the major
religious texts of Judaism, Jewish experiences in the diaspora, and
Jewish relations with Christians and Muslims.
Students will be graded on the basis of three tests and two short
writing assignments. Readings will include both general texts on
Jewish history and specific readings on select topics.