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Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza

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Experience the evolution of all of Jewish life during the 10 critical centuries from its rabbinic foundations in late antiquity until the dawn of modernity in the 17th century. During this time, Judaism was forever affected by its encounters with the surrounding social, economic, political, and intellectual environments of both medieval Islam and Christendom.

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Audible Audio, 364 pages
Published July 8th 2013 by The Great Courses (first published 2005)
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Jim
Jan 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: religious
Not for the general reader.
Simon Eskildsen
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Recently, someone Jewish joined my team and I realized how little I knew about Jewish culture and history. In particular, I wanted to understand more about Jewish history in the "middle." I felt I had a bit of an understanding of the beginnings, and of the last 100 yearshowever, what happened between the beginning and now was opaque to me. I thought this course (as an Audiobook) gave a decent walk-through, but I would've expected to have walked away with a stronger model of Jewish history from a ...more
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Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ruderman fjallar um rúmlega 10. alda sögu menningar gyðinga á umbrotatímum fram á árnútímann. Sem gefur að skilja er þetta ákaflega sundurleit saga því hann fylgir þjóðflutningunum um veldi Múhameðstrúarmanna, Íberíuskaga og um alla Evrópu. Athyglivert er að sjá hvernig viðhorf múslima var öðruvísi en kristinna og ekki síst hvernig viðhorfin breytast í aldanna rás. Ruderman gefur engar skýringar á þessum atriðum en dregur fram helstu áhrifavaldanna. Það er líka kostur að hann fjallar örlítið um ...more
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