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Becoming Diaspora JewsBehind the Story of Elephantine

Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Karel van der Toorn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book tells the story of the earliest Jewish diaspora in Egypt in a way it has never been told before. In the fifth century BCE there was a Jewish community on Elephantine Island. Why they spoke ... More

CongressThe First Branch

Congress: The First Branch

Benjamin Ginsberg and Kathryn Wagner Hill

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300220537
eISBN:
9780300249613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220537.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This accessible overview of the US Congress's past and present, introduces students to the country's most democratic institution. The book surveys Congressional elections, the internal structure of ... More

How the Gospels Became HistoryJesus and Mediterranean Myths

How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

M. D Litwa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The purpose of this book is to show why and how (what later became) the four canonical gospels take on a historical cast, a history-like “feel” that remains vitally important for many Christians ... More

People and the Land through TimeLinking Ecology and History, Second Edition

People and the Land through Time: Linking Ecology and History, Second Edition

Emily W. B. Russell Southgate

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300225808
eISBN:
9780300249590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225808.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This extensive revision of the first edition of People and the Land Through Time incorporates research over the last two decades to bring the field of historical ecology from an ecological ... More

Sparta's First Attic WarThe Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 478-446 B.C.

Sparta's First Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 478-446 B.C.

Paul A. Rahe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242614
eISBN:
9780300249262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242614.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During the Persian Wars, Sparta and Athens worked in tandem to defeat what was, in terms of relative resources and power, the greatest empire in human history. For the decade and a half that ... More

Subtle Insights Concerning Knowledge and Practice

Subtle Insights Concerning Knowledge and Practice

Sa'd ibn Mansur Ibn Kammuna al-Baghdadi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300203691
eISBN:
9780300249569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203691.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Written in the mid-thirteenth century for the newly appointed governor of Isfahan, this compact treatise and philosophical guidebook includes a wide-ranging and accessible set of essays on ethics, ... More

Why the Electoral College Is Bad for AmericaThird Edition

Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Third Edition

George C. Edwards

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243888
eISBN:
9780300249651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243888.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This is the third edition of the definitive book on the unique system by which Americans choose a presidents, and why that system should be changed. It is a critique of the U.S. electoral college and ... More

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