Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Today in Podcast - 1 June 2011

Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean
Judean and Christian Groups as Associations
Using Josephus and Philo as a starting point, here I discuss how Judeans (Jews), Christians, and others in the ancient world could express the identities of Judean synagogues and Christian congregations in terms of association-life. Although peculiar cultural minorities in some respects, Judean and Christian groups can be studied alongside other associations in the Greco-Roman world. This is part of series 6 (Associations in the Greco-Roman World) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
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"Farhud" Massacre of Iraqi Jews
In 1941, the large Jewish community in Baghdad were attacked by some of their Moslem neighbours. The massacre became known as the Farhud and led to the departure of many Jews from Iraq. Witness speaks to two survivors.
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Leonard Lopate Show
Henry Kissinger on China
Dr. Henry Kissinger discusses China, a country he has known intimately for decades, and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. In his book On China, he draws on historical records as well as his conversations with Chinese leaders over the past 40 years to examine how China has approached diplomacy, strategy, and negotiation throughout its history, and reflects on the consequences for the global balance of power in the 21st century.
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