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A Jew's best friend? : the image of the dog throughout Jewish history

Author: Phillip Isaac Ackerman-Lieberman; Rakefet Zalashik
Publisher: Brighton ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, ©2013.
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A discussion on the specific cultural manifestations of the relationship between dogs and Jews, from ancient times to the present, this work covers a geographical range extending from the Middle East through Europe and to North America, while the contributorsall of whom are senior university scholars specializing in various disciplinesprovide a unique cross-cultural, trans-national, diachronic perspective. An  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jew's best friend?.
Brighton ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012011214
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Isaac Ackerman-Lieberman; Rakefet Zalashik
ISBN: 9781782840510 1782840516
OCLC Number: 859157688
Notes: The Lucius N. Littauer Book Fund.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 283 pages :) : illustrations
Responsibility: edited by Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman and Rakefet Zalashik.

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A discussion on the specific cultural manifestations of the relationship between dogs and Jews, from ancient times to the present, this work covers a geographical range extending from the Middle East through Europe and to North America, while the contributorsall of whom are senior university scholars specializing in various disciplinesprovide a unique cross-cultural, trans-national, diachronic perspective. An important theme is the constant tension between domination/control and partnership that underpins the relationship of humans to animals, as well as the connection between Jewish societies and their broader host cultures. A public increasingly interested in cultural history in general and Jewish history in particular will benefit from the diverse perspectives provided herein.

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