HIS 306N • JEWISH CIVILIZATION, 1492-PRES
This half of a two-semester sequence, which can be taken independently, will survey Jewish civilization from 1492 (the year of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain) to the present. It will give students a grasp of major migrations and spiritual trends, the breakdown of traditional authority, emancipation, modern antisemitism, the rise of American Jewry, the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
First mid-term (25%), second mid-term (25%), final exam (50%).
Eli Barnavi, A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People: From the Time of the Patriarchs to the Present. Paul Mendes-Flohr and Jehuda Reinharz, eds., The Jew in the Modern World: A Documentary History. Memoirs of Glueckel of Hameln.