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An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

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An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law
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Description

Jewish law has a history stretching from the early period to the modern State of Israel, encompassing the Talmud, Geonic and later codifications, the Spanish Golden Age, medieval and modern response, the Holocaust and modern reforms. Fifteen distinct periods are separately studied in this volume, each one by a leading specialist, and the emphasis throughout is on the development of the institutions and sources of the law, providing teachers with the essential background material from which a variety of sources, from many different perspectives, may be taught. Most chapters are written to a common plan, with treatment of the political background of the period and the nature of Jewish judicial autonomy, the character (literary and legal) of the sources, the legal practice of the period, its principal authorities, and examples of characteristic features of the substantive law (especially in family law).
Release date Australia
March 28th, 1996
Contributors
Edited by Alfredo Rabello Edited by B.S. Jackson Edited by Daniela Piattelli Edited by N.S. Hecht Edited by S.M. Passamaneck
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
484
Dimensions
155x235x27
ISBN-13
9780198262626
Product ID
2396215

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