This volume examines international relations in an era of extensive political activity in the ancient Near East.
Dealing with the cultural politics of the creation of colonial urban space, this book is a special contribution to the study of the history of European urbanism outside Europe.
Jacques Lacan is known not only as a revolutionary and significant psychoanalyst, but also as the most controversial psychoanalyst since Freud. His psychoanalytical theory, founded on the basic Freudian concepts, introduces a new and unique set of ideas a
investigates the ways in which the literature of the American Renaissance negotiates the ethical, theological, political, and aesthetic implications of the Bible’s entanglement in the mid-nineteenth-century debates over slavery. By examining the intersec
Times of crisis are the making or unmaking of a leadership. The present volume examines this theme in great depth and variety, encompassing a time span from classical Athens to the second half of the 20th century, and moving through Europe, Asia, and the
This book deals with legal and social aspects of Ancient Near Eastern cultures, including biblical Eretz Israel. The author's approach is multidisciplinary and humanistic, focusing on texts as a key to understanding the lives of the people who lived in th
The ''Historical Prologue'', an important, integral part of subordination treaties of the Ancient Near East in the 2nd millennium B.C.E., has been known until now mainly from Hittite treaties. Its function in these treaties was to display the justificatio
This book presents a new approach to teaching history in schools, centering on a critical understanding of the nature of historical knowledge and its growth, thus contributing to the development of students' national, autonomous and critical minds.
This is the second volume of the author's iconotextual trilogy. Co-published with Harrassowitz Verlag.
A critical edition of a large group of cultic love poems concerned with the love and sacred marriage of the divine couple, the gods of love and fertility, Dumuzi (Tammuz) and Inanna (Ishtar), together with introduction, English translation, philological c
The book deals with three areas that are recognized as very significant in the modern era: belief and religious identity, the family and the status of women, population and community organization. Includes studies by experts in their fields.
Co-published with Harrassowitz Verlag.
A collection of articles written by renowned classical scholars in Israel and abroad, many of which address matters having to do with the Jews or the Land of Israel of the classical period.
Andrew Sharf, who died in 1990, is acknowledged as an outstanding authority on Byzantine-Jewish and Armenian history. The present volume contains 18 of his papers, classics in their field.
Contains essays in medieval biblical exegesis, Jewish-Christian relations and ecclesiastical history.
A study of the geo-historical distribution of all the loan types as well as of the individual clauses used in the Old Babylonian loan con-tract (c. 1900-1600 B.C.E). It is shown that loan types as well as individual formulas have a limited geographical an
A collection of fully annotated documents. Includes general introduction and foreword for each document.
The articles in this volume were written by members of the Department of General History and by internationally-renowned guest contributors. Studies range across the Middle East, to Europe and the United States.
This collection of studies consists of two parts: 1. Papers on Sumerian literature and religion that contain, inter alia, an edition of the "Marriage of Martu" myth by the noted Sumerologist, S.N. Kramer. 2. Studies in the El-Amarna archive, Neo-Assyri
The hitherto unexplored chapter of the role of private enterprise in the second Aliyah period (1904-1914) is now for the first time fully revealed.
The title of this volume points to its central theme, all the articles treating this subject through the ages in conventional and unconventional contexts. The question asked: ''Is co-existence possible?'' is answered positively.
A monograph based on archival sources that is focused on the apathetic - if not hostile -attitude of the American Christian communities over the rescue, relief and resettlement of non-Jewish refugees. Full details are given of all the principal relief org
This book contains definitive editions of three hymnal epics pertaining to Sulgi (c. 2094 -2047 B.C.E.), the most outstanding ruler of the Neo-Sumerian Ur III dynasty, together with an introduction and English translations. From the series ''Bar-Ilan S
Two volumes containing a collection of Hebrew and English articles dealing with various aspects of Islamic and Arabic arts, history, religion, philosophy, literature and linguistics. Many illustrations, maps and plans.
These studies deal with the Near East, The Mediterranean Region, Christian-Jewish Relations, The Druze, The Israeli Yishuv - all set in the perspective of General History.