An accessible and up-to-date narrative of the millennium of Jewish history following Alexander's conquest of the East, by one of the most exciting historians of the subject. Introduces and analyses key events, institutions, and texts, and provides an excellent synthesis for students and scholars of Jewish history and of ancient history.
About the Author
Seth Schwartz is the Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Classical Jewish Civilization and Professor of History and of Classics at Columbia University. He is the author of Imperialism and Jewish Society, 200 BCE to 640 CE (2001), which received the National Jewish Book Award and was a finalist for the Koret Book Award, and Were the Jews a Mediterranean Society? Reciprocity and Solidarity in Ancient Judaism (2010).