Les Juifs Dans l'Empire Romain. Leur Condition Juridique, Economique Et Sociale. 2 vols. (... Les Juifs Dans l'Empire Romain. Leur Condition Juridique, Economique Et Sociale. 2 vols. (... Les Juifs Dans l'Empire Romain. Leur Condition Juridique, Economique Et Sociale. 2 vols. (...

Les Juifs Dans l'Empire Romain. Leur Condition Juridique, Economique Et Sociale. 2 vols. (Complete)

Juster, Jean

Published by Librairie Paul Geuthner, Paris, 1914
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Quarto. XVIII, 510, VIII, 338pp. Green cloth with gold lettering on spine of second volume. First edition of this fascinating work on Jewish condition in the Roman Empire. Juster's approach is a legal one, but his goal, as he explains in the preface to his work, is the study of the relations of the Jews, by way of conflict and resolution, to their environment. In this purview fall civic, communal, confessional, national, military, domestic, jurisdictional, economic, social, and sartorial relations. He does not treat "Jewish religion, Jewish morality or Jewish law" per se, but only their external effects on Jewish relations with the Roman world. The investigation of these matters, he explains, involves the utilization of varied sources, and their classification and critical evaluation. The result is an essay "on the Jews in pagan and Christian literature, a tableau of their geographical dispersion and indications of their numerical importance." Within these limits his work has remained a model of comprehensiveness, clarity, and scholarly documentation. If he errs at all, it is in the sharpness of his judgment stemming from the juridical approach used, but even critics of his method or conclusions find his work an indispensable tool and source of suggestion. Some age wear on bindings with spine of first volume replaced by a red tape with handwritten title on it. Some rubbing on boards and abrasion along edges. Slight age-toning along paper margin. Text in French. Bindings in overall fair (volume I) to good- (volume II). Interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 26434

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Title: Les Juifs Dans l'Empire Romain. Leur ...

Publisher: Librairie Paul Geuthner, Paris

Publication Date: 1914

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fair

Edition: First edition.

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