The Jews in Their Land in the Talmudic Age, 70-640 C.E.

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Harvard University Press, 1989 - Religion - 800 pages

This is a masterly narrative of the land of Israel from 70 to 640 CE by an eminent Israeli historian. It is a comprehensive record of Jewish life under Roman rule: economic conditions and social welfare; Jewish law and courts; political repression and resistance; religious controversies; the Diaspora and relations between the national center in Palestine and the communities abroad. Gedaliah Alon describes the rebuilding of national life after the defeat in 70; the emergence of the Sages as community leaders; the extent of autonomy under the Roman Empire; the towns and cities of Jewish Palestine; armed uprisings and the Bar Kokhba RevoThis paperback reproduces in one volume the two-volume translation of Alon's classic work published in Jerusalem in 1980 and 1984.

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Contents

THE TALMUDIC AGE
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SLX CENTURIES IN REVIEW
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of the Amoraim 235420 29 Byzantine Palestine 420640
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