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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2010

HIS 306N • JEWISH CIVILIZATION, 1492-PRES

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39216
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BODIAN

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

First mid-term (25%), second mid-term (25%), final exam (50%).

Texts

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.

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