The Oxford handbook of Jewish daily life in Roman Palestine / edited by Catherine Hezser.

This is a reference compendium on the day-to-day lives of Jews in the land of Israel in Roman times. The handbook covers all the major themes, from clothing and domestic architecture to food and meals, labour and trade, and leisure time activities in a comprehensive yet easily accessible way.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Hezser, Catherine, 1960- (Editor)
Format: Electronic
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Series:Oxford handbooks in classics and ancient history
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Methodical issues
  • Correlating literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources / Catherine Hezser
  • The Graeco-Roman context of Jewish daily life in Roman Palestine / Catherine Hezser
  • Gender issues and daily life / Tal Ilan
  • Life in a Roman province
  • The Roman provincial administration / Rudolf Haensch
  • Courts and the judicial system / Jill Harries
  • Population structure and Jewish identity / David Goodblatt
  • The languages of Roman Palestine / Willem Smelik
  • City and countryside. Infrastructure / Benjamin Isaac
  • Urbanization / Jürgen K. Zangenberg and Dianne van de Zande
  • Village and countryside / Ann E. Killerbrew
  • Travel and mobility / Catherine Hezser
  • Labour and trade. The household economy / Alexei Silvertsev
  • Agriculture and framing / Zeev Safrai
  • Arts and crafts, manufacture and production / Uzi Leibner
  • Trade, commerce, and consumption / Jack Pastor
  • Poverty and charity / Gildas Hamel
  • Family life
  • The different life-stages : from childhood to old age / Jonathan Schofer
  • Marriage and divorce / Michael L. Satlow
  • Clothing / Dafna Shlezinger-Katsman
  • Jewellery : the literary evidence / Tziona Grossmark
  • Jewellery : the archaeological evidence / Katharina Galor
  • Food, eating, and meals / David Kraemer
  • Domestic architecture / Katharina Galor
  • Death, burial, and afterlife / Steven Fine
  • Education and literacy
  • Private and public education / Catherine Hezser
  • Orality and writing / Carol Bakhos
  • Religion and magic
  • The impact of paganism and Christianity / Günter Stemberger
  • The synagogue / Lee I. Levine
  • Prayer and liturgy / Stefan C. Reif
  • Sabbath and festivals / Lutz Doering
  • Magic and healing / Giuseppe Veltri
  • Entertainment and leisure-time activities
  • Bathhouses as places of social and cultural interaction / Yaron Z. Eliav
  • Theatres, hippodromes, amphitheatres, and performances / Zeev Weiss
  • Play and games / Joshua Schwartz.