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Hebrew History and Culture

Code 10977
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cultura
Entry requirements None.
Mode of delivery Face to face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes 1. To identify and to characterize the main aspects of Hebrew history and culture; 2. To identify and to analyze the basic concepts of Judaism; 3. To identify ant to question the main problems of the «Jewish Question».
Syllabus 1. On being a Jew; 2. Jews in Portugal; 3. Inquisition and New Christians; 4. The Hidden Jews and the Marranos Diaspora; 5. The Enlightenment and the «Jewish Question»; 6. The Shoah and the State of Israel.
Main Bibliography 1. The Blackwell Reader in Judaism, edited by Jacob Neusner & Alan J. Avery-Peck, Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, 2001.
2. Dicionário do Judaísmo Português, AAVV, Editorial Presença, Lisboa, 2009.
3. Os Judeus em Portugal, II vol., Joaquim Mendes dos Remédios, F. França Amado – Editor, Coimbra (1º vol., 1895, 2º vol., 1928).
4. História dos Cristãos-Novos Portugueses, Lúcio de Azevedo, Clássica Editora, 3ª edição, Porto, 1989.
5. Os Baptizados em Pé. Estudos Acerca da Origem e da Luta dos Cristãos-Novos em Portugal, Editora Vega, Lisboa, 1998.
6. The Other Within – The Marranos: Split Identity and Emerging Modernity, Yirmiyahu Yovel, Princeton University Press, 2009.
7. The Jewish Writings, Hannah Arendt, edited by Jerome Kohn and Ron H. Feldman, Schoken Books, New York, 2007.
8. The Story of Israel. From Theodor Herzl to the Roadmap for Peace, Martin Gilbert, Andre Deutsch Book, London, 2008.

Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria 1.The lectures are both theoretical and practical with a frequent use of audiovisual material; 2. The students are obliged to write an individual work of investigation according to the Syllabus ; 3. The students that obtain less then 6 (0-20) are not admitted to examination.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-16

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