The Jews Of Iraq: 3000 Years Of History And Culture

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Routledge, Jul 11, 2019 - History - 274 pages
This book provides an account of the Jews of Iraq, their history, culture and society. It covers the Iraqi Jewish history in three parts: from the Assyrian Captivity to the Arab Conquest (731 bc–ad 641); the encounter with Islam (641–1850); and the last hundred years (1850–1951).
 

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Contents

PREFACE
From the Assyrian Captivity to the Arab Conquest 731 BCAD 641
Roots
The Lure of Exile
The Scribes and the Birth of the Synagogue
The Way They Lived
Greeks Romans Seleucids Sassanians
Family Home and Education
The Dark Ages of Iraqi Jewry
Lasting Imprint
Years of Turmoil
Recovery and Reassertion
A Century of Radical Change 18501951
The Road to Equality
Exilarch to Nasi to Hakham Bashi
The Impact of Modern Education

Exilarch and Gaon
From Mishnah to Talmud
The Talmud in Action
Babylonia Assumes Leadership
The Encounter with Islam 6411850
A Deep Sigh of Relief
Theory and Practice
Baghdads Jewish Population
Rabbinic Judaism Challenged
Saadias Legacy
The Last of the Geonim
World War I
Rumours of a Brave New World
Mandate and Independence
The Farhud and its Consequences
Youth in Revolt
The Politics of Extortion
The Exodus
CHRONOLOGY
SOURCE NOTES
INDEX
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