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Ethnicity and Religion: Jews in the Greco-Roman Period

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Course ID: 3104-LJS-ERZHEL-OG Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.3 / (0222) History and archaeology
Course title: Ethnicity and Religion: Jews in the Greco-Roman Period Name in Polish: Etniczność i religie: Żydzi w epoce hellenistycznej i rzymskiej
Department: Faculty of History
Course groups: (in Polish) Przedmioty dla I roku Studiów Żydowskich (I stopień)
(in Polish) Przedmioty w ramach Studiów Żydowskich (I stopień)
(in Polish) Zajęcia ogólnouniwersyteckie w ramach Studiów Żydowskich
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ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 2.00
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

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Short description:

The lecture will focus on political history, culture and Jewish religion from the Maccabean revolt till the Arabian conquest. The students will get acquainted with various aspects of Jewish life in the diaspora and Palestine during the Hasmonean period, in the state of Herod the Great, in the Roman province, and in the Byzantine Empire ruled by Christian Emperors.

Full description:

The topic of the lecture is Jewish history from the Maccabean revolt until the 7th century CE. During this period, the Jews lived in an independent state ruled by the Hasmoneans, and later remained within the Roman sphere of influence. The aim of the lecture is to familiarize the students with the political history of Jews within the context of a changing outside world, revolts against the Roman authorities, the Jewish world after the destruction of the second temple, the Christianization of Palestine in late antiquity, and the policy of the Christian authorities with regards to Jews. The lecture will also cover the different Jewish religious groups before the emergence of rabbinical Judaism, the rabbinic movement from the 2nd century CE until the 4th century CE, and Jewish institutions in the diaspora and Palestine in late antiquity.


As above.

Learning outcomes:

- The student can identify the most important sources from the Greco-Roman period.

- The student can explain the political process in Jewish history.

- The student can point out the most important locations on a map

- The student understands cultural changes in the Jewish world in the Greco-Roman period

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Final test.

Classes in period "Summer semester 2020/21" (in progress)

Time span: 2021-02-22 - 2021-06-13
Choosen plan division:

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Type of class: Lecture, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Anna Michałowska-Mycielska, Krystyna Stebnicka
Group instructors: Krystyna Stebnicka
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Examination: Course - Grading
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(in Polish) zdalnie

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