Jews in Their Land in the Talmudic Age
This is a masterly narrative of the land of Israel from 70 to 640 C.E. 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;...
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This is a masterly narrative of the land of Israel from 70 to 640 C.E. 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. 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 Revolt; the decades of decline and large-scale emigration; the traditions of learning that produced the Mishnah and Talmud. It is a rich, vividly told story.
This paperback reproduces in one volume the two-volume translation of Alon's classic work published in Jerusalem in 1980 and 1984.
- Abbreviations Part 1: Profile 1. The Talmudic Age Some Definitions The Elements Of Exile Statehood Population Land And Economic Structure Leadership Hegemony Of The Homeland Resistance 2. Six Centuries In Review Eras And Ages Time Of The Tannaim (70-235 C.e.) Age Of The Amoraim (235-420) Byzantine Palestine (420-640) Part 2: Rebuilding The Nation 3. Impact Of The Great Defeat Jerusalem The Sanhedrin High Priesthood The Temple 4. Judaea Under Roman Occupation The Economy Land Ownership Taxes Persecution Morale Collaboration Judaea A Province 5. Postwar Leadership: Johanan Ben Zakkai Before The War Political Views Going To Yavneh Taking The Lead Making Taqanot 6.