Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology

Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology by Steven Fine epub pdf fb2

Title: Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology
Author: Steven Fine
ISBN10: 0521844916
ISBN13: 978-0521844918
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Revised edition edition (June 13, 2005)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology by Steven Fine


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Art and Judaism During the Greco-Roman Period explores the Jewish experience with art during the Greco-Roman period-from the Hellenistic period through the rise of Islam. It starts from with the premise that Jewish art in antiquity was a "minority" or "ethnic" art and surveys ways that Jews fully participated in, transformed, and at times rejected the art of their general environment. Art and Judaism focuses upon the politics of identity during the Greco-Roman period, even as it discusses ways that modern identity issues have sometimes distorted and at other times refined scholarly discussion of ancient Jewish material culture. Art and Judaism, the first historical monograph on ancient Jewish art in forty years, evaluates earlier scholarship even as it sets out in new directions. Placing literary sources in careful dialogue with archaeological discoveries, this "New Jewish Archaeology" is an important contribution to Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, Art History, and Classics. The Revised Edition includes a new introduction, additional images, and color plates.