Heinrich Graetz, Salo Baron, and YOU: Addressing and challenging the “Lachrymose conception of Jewish history”
Babylonian Exile, Persian redemption, and the erection of the Second Temple
Maccabees I and II: Who were these guys and what were they after?
Rome and the Jews, first century CE: Would you buy a used car from Josephus?
Jews under Christian Rome: Laws of Justinian
Jews and Early Islam: The saga of the Banu Qurayza
Muslim Iberia: Okay, so it’s the Golden Age. What’s all the hubbub about?
Christian Iberia: Did things change after the Reconquista? If so, how?
Iberian Peninsula 1391–1492: A century of doom?
Expulsions from France and England: Money and God
Emancipation: The efforts of French and German Jewry to integrate
The Russian/East European Quandary: What’s a pogrom anyway?
Yep, the Holocaust