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Author Mansoor, Menahem.
Title Jewish history and thought : an introduction / by Menahem Mansoor.
Imprint Hoboken, NJ : Ktav Pub. House, [1991]

Author Mansoor, Menahem.
Subject Jews -- History -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Judaism -- History -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Description xii, 571 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0881254045
0881254037 (paper)
OCLC # 24503299
Table of Contents
 A Word of Thanks 
IBiblical Age I: Patriarchs Through the Conquest1
  Biblical Age II: The United Monarchy3
IIBiblical Age III: The Divided Kingdom and the Prophetic Period9
IIIExile and Return17
  Rome and Jerusalem30
VThe Bible as literature33
  The Making of the Bible40
VIAncient Versions of the Hebrew Bible51
VIIDevelopment of Religious Thought in the Second Temple Period63
VIIIApocrypha and Pseudepigrapha69
  Apocryphal Literature77
IXJewish Sects during the Second Temple Period87
XThe Dead Sea Scrolls95
XIThe Rise of Christianity105
XIIPhilo (c. 30 B.C.E.-45 C.E.)115
XIIIJosephus (c. 38-100 C.E.)119
XVDiscoveries Pertaining to the Bar Kokhba Revolt129
XVIJews in Palestine and Babylonia: The Great Rabbinical Schools137
  Oral Law141
XVIIThe Talmud147
  The Midrash152
XVIIIJewish Liturgy: Background of the Prayerbook157
  Religious Festivals163
XIXJews under Christian Rule: Fourth to Tenth Centuries171
XXEncounter with Islam179
XXIThe Golden Age of Spain (c. 900-1200)183
  Hebrew Poetry in Spain189
XXIIMedieval Jewish Philosophy197
  Saadyah Gaon (882-942)200
XXIIIMedieval Jewish Travelogues and Chronicles209
XXIVSamuel Ibn Nagdela: Ha-Nagid (993-1056)223
  Solomon Ibn Gabirol (c. 1021-1056)225
XXVRashi (1040-1105)231
  Abraham Ibn Ezra(1089-1164)234
XXVIMoses Ibn Ezra (c. 1055-1138)243
  Judah Halevi (1075-1141)246
XXVIIMaimonides (1035-1204)251
XXVIIIBahya Ibn Pakuda (c. 1050-1120)261
  Four Medieval Jewish Writers266
XXIXEthical Wills (Tsavaot)275
  Responsa Literature280
XXXJewish Communities in Medieval France, Germany, and Italy287
XXXIThe Expulsion from Spain293
XXXIIJoseph Nasi and Manasseh ben Israel297
XXXIIIJoseph Caro (1488-1575)303
XXXVGreat Kabbalists - Isaac Luria and Hayyim Vital323
  False Messiahs - Shabbetai Tzevi and Jacob Frank328
XXXVIBaruch Spinoza335
XXXIXJews in America357
XLJewish Nightmares in France and Russia365
XLIThe Zionist Dream373
  The Revival of the Hebrew Language and Literature382
XLIIYiddish Culture389
XLIIIHayyim Nahman Bialik403
  Saul Tschernichowsky412
  Shmuel Yosef Agnon420
XLIVPalestine: Turkey and Great Britain427
XLVModern Thought: Rosenzweig, Buber, and Heschel439
XLVIThe Holocaust449
XLVIIAmerican Jewry in the Twentieth Century459
XLVIIIThe Emergence of Israel467
  Modern Hebrew Literature473
 Appendix A: History of the Jews / (Ellis Rivkin)485
 Appendix B: Chronological Chart499
 Appendix C: General Bibliography507
 Appendix D: Glossary529
 General Index563

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