Browsing Volume 4 (2015) by Subject "history"
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ItemThe Image of Jacob on the Throne of God and the Construction of Liturgical Space in Late Antiquity(2015) Sivertsev, Alexei M.The motif of Jacob’s face engraved on the Throne of Glory has been an object of continued scholarly attention for the past several decades and has been studied in a variety of literary contexts, from Second Temple and early Christian to medieval. More recently, two excellent contributions by Rachel Neis and Ra’anan Boustan have done a lot to situate this motif specifically within its eastern Roman context by mapping out the motif’s place within the broader Byzantine discourse on images and relics. In this article, I expand on Neis’s and Boustan’s work by analyzing the place of Jacob’s image within the semiotics of late Roman and early Byzantine liturgical performance. ItemJewish Population Losses in the Course of the Khmelnytsky Uprising(2015) Stampfer, ShaulIn 2003, I published a study on the population losses of the Jewish population of Ukrainian lands during the Khmelnytsky Uprising. Since that time, many additional sources relevant to the topic have been brought to my attention. To the best of my knowledge, none contradict my thesis and many strengthen my claims. I hope to systematically reexamine these sources in the future and to incorporate them into my thesis. In addition, a number of researchers have dealt with some of the issues I raised and some of their points should be discussed and responded to. In this essay, I would like to reformulate more clearly what I claimed in my original article while relying on the many sources that I used at that time. I also want to address some of the responses to my thesis... ItemNot Only in Hebrew: The Multilingual Mosaic of the Israeli Printing Press(2015) Epstein, Alek D.The sociology of language and the sociology of communication are well-established fields in Israeli social sciences. A number of meaningful books have been published on the history of the Israeli press, though no comprehensive research has focused on the language-choice dimension of the development of Israeli media. Though a few studies of the press in foreign and community languages such as Russian, Arabic, German, Yiddish, and Ladino have appeared, no systematic comparative research on the non-Hebrew Israeli media has been published so far. ItemShimon Iakerson. Ozar Sepharad: Sephardic Treasury. Sephardic Books from the Tenth to the Fifteenth Century from Manuscripts to Printed Books. Manual for the Students of Hebrew Studies. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State University, 2015 : [review] (2015) Tsolin, Dmytro V.Review of "Ozar Sepharad: Sephardic Treasury. Sephardic Books from the Tenth to the Fifteenth Century from Manuscripts to Printed Books" by Shimon Iakerson (Семен Якерсон "Оцар Сефарад - Сефардская сокровищница. Сефардская книга X-XV вв. От рукописной к печатной традиции").