IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 228: Between Memory and Imagination, II: Jewish Engagements from Ethiopia to the Persianate World

Monday 2 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Arc Humanities Press
Organiser:Alexandra F. C. Cuffel, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Moderator/Chair:Irven Resnick, Department of Philosophy & Religion, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Paper 228-aThe Attitude towards Christianity and Islam in the Early Judeo-Persian Bible Exegesis
(Language: English)
Ofir Haim, Mandel School for Advanced Studies / Department of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 228-bWhose Persecution Is It Anyway?: The Death of Yazdgird in Persian, Jewish, and Syriac Christian Memory?
(Language: English)
Simcha Gross, Department of History, University of California, Irvine
Index terms: Hagiography, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 228-cThe Impact of Betä Ǝsra'el (Ethiopian Jewish): Christian Interaction on the Development of Betä Ǝsra'el Holy Sites in the Sǝmen Mountains
(Language: English)
Bar Kribus, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Hebrew and Jewish Studies

The history and representations of Jews, real or imagined, and Jewish interactions with non-Jews, while studied for western Europe, Byzantium, and parts of the the Middle East, is relatively neglected for other regions along the ‘Silk Road’ and routes connecting the Mediterranean and the Horn of Africa. This panel features scholars examining Jewish-Christian-Muslim and intra-Jewish, self-imaginings and encounters in the Persianate world through the Mediterranean and Arabia and their connections into Africa, in particular Ethiopia. Papers focus on how Jews related to, remembered or were remembered by others and the ways in which memory and its construction functioned in Jewish-non-Jewish encounters in these regions.