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The Jewish contribution to civilization : reassessing an idea

Author: Jeremy Cohen; Richard I Cohen
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Ore. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2008.
Series: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a broad spectrum of academic opinion, this book explores the centrality of the question in modern Jewish history and culture and for modern Jewish studies.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jewish contribution to civilization.
Oxford ; Portland, Ore. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2008
(OCoLC)608427621
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Cohen; Richard I Cohen
ISBN: 1904113524 9781904113522
OCLC Number: 144328139
Description: viii, 245 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 'Jewish contribution to civilization' and its implications for notions of 'Jewish superiority' in the modern period / Richard I. Cohen --
Discourses of civilization : the shifting course of a modern Jewish motif / David N. Myers --
From counterculture to subculture to multiculture : the 'Jewish contribution' then and now / Moshe Rosman --
Day of gladness or day of madness? modern discussions of the ancient Sabbath / Elliott Horowitz --
The 'Jewish contribution' to Christianity / David Berger --
Judaism, Islam, and Hellenism : the conflict in Germany over the origins of kultur / Susannah Heschel --
From Sephardi to Oriental : the 'decline' theory of Jewish civilization in the Middle East and North Africa / Daniel Schroeter --
From admission ticket to contribution : remarks on the history of an apologetic argument / Yaacov Shavit --
German-Jewish literature and culture and the field of German-Jewish studies / Mark H. Gelber --
Louis Finkelstein, Mordecai Kaplan, and American 'Jewish contributions to civilization' / David Biale.
Series Title: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy Cohen and Richard I. Cohen.
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