Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., c2005.
12 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (22 cm.)
Great courses. Philosophy & intellectual history
The great courses
Great courses (Compact disc)
Professor David B. Ruderman, lecturer.
In 2 containers (23 cm.).
Accompanying guide includes lecture notes and outlines, timelines, and glossaries.
Contains twenty-four lectures presenting an overview of Jewish culture and society from its rabbinic foundations in late antiquity until the dawn of modernity in the eighteenth century.
Pt. 1. On studying Jewish history -- The rabbinic legacy prior to Islam -- The beginnings of Jewish life under Islam -- Baghdad and the Gaonic age -- Saadia Gaon and his world -- The philosophy of Saadia Gaon -- The rise of the Spanish Jewish community -- Judah ha-Levi's cultural critique -- Moses Maimonides's philosophy of Judaism -- Jewish beginnings in Christian Europe -- The church and the Jews prior to 1096 -- The crusades and the Jews.
Pt. 2. Patterns of Jewish culture : rabbinic learning -- Patterns of Jewish culture : Kabbalah -- Patterns of Jewish culture : German pietism -- The medieval Jewish-Christian debate -- Understanding medieval anti-Semitism -- Notes on the medieval Jewish family -- The decline and expulsion of Spanish Jewry -- Italian Jewry in the early modern period -- Kabbalah and society in 16th century Safed -- Shabbetai Zevi : the mystical messiah -- The rise of Eastern European Jewry -- The Sephardim of Amsterdam.
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