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100 1  Kraemer, Ross Shepard,|d1948-|0http://id.loc.gov/
       authorities/names/n87137115|eauthor. 
245 14 The Mediterranean diaspora in late Antiquity :|bwhat 
       Christianity cost the Jews /|cRoss Shepard Kraemer. 
264  1 New York :|bOxford University Press,|c[2020] 
264  4 |c2020. 
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504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  1. The Absence of Evidence as the Evidence of Absence -- 
       2. "Five hundred and forty souls were added to the church"
       -- 3. "You shall have freedom from care . . . during my 
       reign." -- 4. "The sect of the Jews is prohibited by no 
       law" -- 5. "Their synagogues shall remain in their 
       accustomed peace" -- 6. "No synagogue shall be constructed
       from now on" -- "7. "We deny to the Jews and to the pagani,
       the right to practice -- "8. "We do not grant that their 
       synagogues shall stand, but want -- "9. "In what has been 
       allowed to them, [the Jews] should not -- "10. "Here rests
       Faustina, aged fourteen years, five months. . . . Two -- 
       Epilogue -- References -- Index of Persons, Places and 
       Subjects -- Index of Ancient Sources Cited -- Index of 
       Modern Authors Cited. 
520    The alliance of the Roman Empire with the emerging 
       orthodox Christian church in the early fourth century had 
       profound consequences for the large population of Greek- 
       (and Latin-)speaking Jews living across the Mediterranean 
       diaspora. No known writings survive from diaspora Jews. 
       Their experiences must be gleaned from unreliable accounts
       of Christian bishops and historiographers, surviving laws,
       and limited material evidence--synagogue sites, 
       inscriptions, a few papyrus documents. Long neglected by 
       historians, the diaspora population, together with its 
       distinctive cultural forms, appears in decline by the 
       early seventh century. This book explores why. In part, 
       diaspora Jews suffered from disasters that affected the 
       whole late antique Mediterranean population--continuing 
       warfare, earthquakes, and plague. But, like all other non-
       orthodox Christians, Jews were subject to extensive 
       pressures to become orthodox Christian, which increased 
       over time. Late Roman laws, sometimes drafted by Christian
       lobbyists, imposed legal disabilities on Jews that were 
       relieved if they became Christians. Fueled by malicious 
       sermons of Christian bishops, Christian mobs attacked 
       synagogues and sometimes Jews themselves. Significantly, 
       Jews retained many of their earlier legal rights while 
       other non-orthodox Christians lost theirs. In response, 
       some Jews became Christians, voluntarily or under duress. 
       Some probably emigrated to escape orthodox Christian 
       pressures. Some leveraged political and social networks to
       their advantage. Some violently resisted their Christian 
       antagonists. Jews may occasionally have entertained the 
       possibility of divine messianic intervention or embraced 
       forms of Jewish practice that constructed tighter social 
       boundaries around them--an increased use of Hebrew, and 
       heightened interest, perhaps, in rabbinic practices. 
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       |zMediterranean Region|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       subjects/sh85083230|xHistory|0http://id.loc.gov/
       authorities/subjects/sh99005024|y70-638. 
650  0 Christian converts from Judaism|0http://id.loc.gov/
       authorities/subjects/sh85031724|zMediterranean Region
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650  0 Jewish diaspora.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
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650  0 Church history|yPrimitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
       |0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85025620 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aKraemer, Ross Shepard, 1948-
       |tMediterranean diaspora in late Antiquity.|dNew York : 
       Oxford University Press, 2019|z9780190222277
       |w(OCoLC)1125074016. 
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