01:510:393 Jewish Historical Fiction (1.5)
Explores a variety of Jewish historical novels and their relationship to the historical periods they purport to represent, from late antiquity to the modern period. Special emphasis is given to comparing works of history with works of fiction. Topics include: Second Temple sectarianism, medieval Jewish marriage law and customs, mysticism, sabbatianism, and revolution in the Soviet Union.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:336.