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Bibil Identifier bibil:213400
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism
Author Rosenblum, Jordan D.
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 91414
Place 296"-02/05"
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge et al.
ISBN 978-0-521-19598-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
223 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Food often defines societies and even civilizations. Through particular commensality restrictions, groups form distinct identities: those with whom 'we' eat ('us') and those with whom 'we' cannot eat ('them'). This identity is enacted daily, turning the biological need to eat into a culturally significant activity. In this book, Jordan D. Rosenblum explores how food regulations and practices helped to construct the identity of early rabbinic Judaism. Bringing together the scholarship of rabbinics with that of food studies, this volume first examines the historical reality of food production and consumption in Roman-era Palestine. It then explores how early rabbinic food regulations created a distinct Jewish, male, and rabbinic identity. Rosenblum's work demonstrates how rabbinic food practices constructed an edible identity.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Food
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Identity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Talmudic Period : Rabbinism
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