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Were the Jews a Mediterranean society? [electronic resource] : reciprocity and solidarity in ancient Judaism / Seth Schwartz.

By: Schwartz, Seth.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (x, 212 p.).ISBN: 9781400830985 (electronic bk.); 1400830982 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Talmud Yerushalmi -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | 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 | Mediterranean Region -- Intellectual life | HISTORY -- Ancient -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Were the Jews a Mediterranean society?.DDC classification: 933 Online resources: EBSCOhost 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-208) and index.

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.

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