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ISBN: 9780099546689 - The Story of the Jews The Story of the Jews
Simon Schama

ISBN10: 009954668X  ISBN13: 9780099546689
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
Spanning the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford, this is a story of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians... More
ISBN: 9780822944331 - Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe
Richard I Cohen, Natalie B Dohrmann, Adam Shear, Elchanan Reiner

ISBN10: 0822944332  ISBN13: 9780822944331
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 30 Aug 2014
In the last two decades, Jewish historians worldwide have developed and refined the discussion of an "early modern" period in Jewish culture, spanning roughly three centuries from 1500 to 1800, and have increasingly found this periodization to be... More
ISBN: 9780992973704 - Beneath Our Feet: Oxford's Medieval Jewish Cemetery Bestseller Beneath Our Feet: Oxford's Medieval Jewish Cemetery
P S Manix

ISBN10: 0992973708  ISBN13: 9780992973704
Publisher: Roke Elm Publishing
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01 Jul 2014
ISBN: 9780813225890 - Jewish Resistance Against the Nazis Jewish Resistance Against the Nazis
Patrick Henry

ISBN10: 0813225892  ISBN13: 9780813225890
Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 30 Jun 2014
This volume puts to rest the myth that the Jews went passively to the slaughter like sheep. Indeed Jews resisted in every Nazi-occupied country in the forests, the ghettos, and the concentration camps. The essays presented here consider Jewish... More
ISBN: 9781479855575 - The Signifying Creator The Signifying Creator
Michael D Swartz

ISBN10: 147985557X  ISBN13: 9781479855575
Publisher: New York University Press
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 26 Jun 2014
In exploring the diverse functions of signs outside of the realm of the written word, this book introduces unfamiliar sources and motifs from the formative age of Judaism, including magical and divination texts and new interpretations of legends... More
ISBN: 9781421413815 - A Chosen Calling A Chosen Calling
Noah J Efron

ISBN10: 1421413817  ISBN13: 9781421413815
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 17 Jun 2014
Rejecting the idea that Jews have done well in science because of uniquely Jewish traits, Jewish brains, and Jewish habits of mind, this book approaches the Jewish affinity for science through the geographic and cultural circumstances of Jews who... More
ISBN: 9781137008299 - Jews and the Left Jews and the Left
Philip Mendes

ISBN10: 1137008296  ISBN13: 9781137008299
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 19 May 2014
The historical involvement of Jews in the political Left is well known, but far less attention has been paid to the political and ideological factors which attracted Jews to the Left. After the Holocaust and the creation of Israel many lost... More
ISBN: 9780231166362 - History and Popular Memory History and Popular Memory
Paul A Cohen

ISBN10: 0231166362  ISBN13: 9780231166362
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 16 May 2014
When people experience a traumatic event, such as war or the threat of annihilation, they often turn to history for stories that promise a positive outcome to their suffering. During World War II, the French took comfort in the story of Joan of... More
ISBN: 9780805097009 - Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Why the Germans? Why the Jews?
Gotz Aly

ISBN10: 0805097007  ISBN13: 9780805097009
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 12 May 2014
Tracing the prehistory of the Holocaust from the 1800s to the Nazis' assumption of power in 1933, the author shows that German anti-Semitism was - to a previously overlooked extent - driven in large part by material concerns, not racist ideology... More
ISBN: 9780691160740 - The Golden Age Shtetl The Golden Age Shtetl
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

ISBN10: 0691160740  ISBN13: 9780691160740
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 29 Apr 2014
The shtetl was home to two-thirds of East Europe's Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, yet it has long been one of the most neglected and misunderstood chapters of the Jewish experience. This book provides the grassroots social... More