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Author Gross, Simcha, author.

Title Babylonian Jews and Sasanian imperialism in late antiquity / Simcha Gross, University of Pennsylvania
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2024


Description 1 online resource (ix, 348 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Towards a New History of Jews and the Sasanian Empire -- Jewish Society under Sasanian Rule: From Isolation to Integration -- Competing for Power: Jewish Elites and Sasanian Culture -- Beyond 'Tolerance': The Logics of Sasanian Violence against Jews -- Forgetting Persecution: Memory and Anti-Martyrdom in the Babylonian Talmud -- Rabbis and Fire: Navigating a Zoroastrian Empire Temples -- Kings and Religion in the Talmud and in the Imagination of Sasanian Communities -- Conclusion: The Sasanian Empire from the Perspective of the Jews
Summary "Offers a radically new account that advances the modern scholarly understanding of Babylonian Jewish history and society, and of Sasanian rule. Building upon recent developments in the study of the Sasanian Empire, the book offers a more direct model of Sasanian rule, within and against which Jews invariably positioned and defined themselves"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 04, 2024)
SUBJECT Talmud -- Iranian influences
Subject Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- History
Sassanids -- Intellectual life
Ethnic relations
Iran -- Ethnic relations
Iran -- History -- To 640
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2023014409
ISBN 9781009280549