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Author Sivan, Hagith, 1949- author
Title Jewish childhood in the Roman world / Hagith Sivan, University of Kansas
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DG91 S624 2018    AVAILABLE    30530001318500
Descript xxxiv, 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 390-438) and index
Preface: What is the study of Jewish childhood? -- Part I. Theories -- 1. Theorizing the Jewish child -- 2. Vagaries of childhood: from cradles to graves -- 3. Bringing up boys: contemporary father-son bonding -- 4. Daughters: delight or dissension? -- 5. Burdened at birth: the misbegotten and the malformed -- Part II. Children in the synagogue -- 6. Visualizing the Bible -- 7. The painted children of the Dura Europos Synagogue -- Part III. Autobiographies -- 8. Sukkot in a cave (135 CE) -- 9. Passover in the Port of Rome (Ostia c. 175 CE) -- 10. Sabbath in Tiberias (c. 300) -- 11. The birth of a wandering Jewess (c. 415-435 CE): the story of Rachelis daughter of Eleazar and Esther of Alexandria (Early Fifth Century CE) -- Conclusion: The invention of rabbinic childhood
"This is the first full treatment of Jewish childhood in the Roman world. It follows minors into the spaces where they lived, learned, played, slept, and died and examines the actions and interaction of children with other children, with close-kin adults, and with strangers, both inside and outside the home. A wide range of sources is used, from the rabbinic rules to the surviving painted representations of children from synagogues, and due attention is paid to broader theoretical issues and approaches. Hagith Sivan concludes with four beautifully reconstructed "autobiographies" of specific children, from a boy living and dying in a desert cave during the Bar-Kokhba revolt to an Alexandrian girl forced to leave her home and wander through the Mediterranean in search of a respite from persecution. The book tackles the major questions of the relationship between Jewish childhood and Jewish identity which remain important to this day"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Jewish Children -- Rome -- History -- To 510 B.C
Jewish Children -- Rome -- Social conditions -- History -- To 510 B.C
Rome -- History -- To 510 B.C
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