Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History: Authority, Diaspora, Tradition
Edited by Ra'anan S. Boustan, Oren Kosansky, and Marina Rustow
424 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 illus.
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4303-1 | $69.95 | £45.50
A volume in the Jewish Culture and Contexts series
"This is a fascinating collection of essays. Everyone who is interested in how anthropology can fertilize the academic study of religious traditions should read this richly detailed book."–Talal Asad, City University of New York
This volume explores forms of Jewish experience that span the period from antiquity to the present and encompass a wide range of textual, ritual, spatial, and visual materials. Chapters devote sustained attention to three key concepts—authority, diaspora, and tradition—that have long been central to the study of Jews and Judaism.
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