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Author Schwartz, Seth

Title Were the Jews a Mediterranean society? : reciprocity and solidarity in ancient Judaism / Seth Schwartz
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (x, 212 pages)
Contents Reciprocity and solidarity -- The problem with Mediterraneanism -- A God of reciprocity : Torah and social relations in the Wisdom of Jesus Ben Sira -- Josephus : honor, memory, benefaction -- Roman values and the Palestinian rabbis
Summary How well integrated were Jews in the Mediterranean society controlled by ancient Rome? The Torah's laws seem to constitute a rejection of the reciprocity-based social dependency and emphasis on honor that were customary in the ancient Mediterranean world. But were Jews really a people apart, and outside of this broadly shared culture? Were the Jews a Mediterranean Society? argues that Jewish social relations in antiquity were animated by a core tension between biblical solidarity and exchange-based social values such as patronage, vassalage, formal friendship, and debt slavery. Seth Schwartz's
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-208) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. Ecclesiasticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Talmud Yerushalmi -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Ecclesiasticus fast
Talmud Yerushalmi fast
Subject Jews -- Social life and customs -- To 70 A.D.
Jews -- Identity -- History -- To 1500
Jews -- History -- 168 B.C.-135 A.D.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Reciprocity (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Social interaction -- Palestine -- History -- To 1500
Jews -- Palestine -- Politics and government
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
HISTORY -- Jewish.
Reciprocity (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Intellectual life
Jews -- Identity
Jews -- Politics and government
Jews -- Social life and customs
Judaism -- Post-exilic period (Judaism)
Social interaction
Ethnische Identität
Reziprozität Soziologie
Segregation Soziologie
Soziale Integration
SUBJECT Mediterranean Region -- Intellectual life
Subject Mediterranean Region
Middle East -- Palestine
Römisches Reich
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781400830985