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The stakes of history : on the use and abuse of Jewish history for life

Author: David N Myers
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Franz Rosenzweig lecture series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why do we study history? What is the role of the historian in the contemporary world? These questions prompted David N. Myers's illuminating and poignant call for the relevance of historical research and writing. His inquiry identifies a number of key themes around which modern Jewish historians have wrapped their labors: liberation, consolation, and witnessing. Through these portraits, Myers revisits the chasm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Myers, David N.
Stakes of history.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017937446
(OCoLC)982652287
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David N Myers
ISBN: 9780300231403 0300231407
OCLC Number: 1017098862
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 180 pages).
Contents: Introduction. History, memory, and what lies in between --
chapter 1. History as liberation --
chapter 2. History as consolation --
chapter 3. History as witness --
Conclusion. The historian between remembering and forgetting --
Postscript. A brief reflection on method.
Series Title: Franz Rosenzweig lecture series.
Responsibility: David N. Myers.

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A leading scholar of Jewish history's bracing and challenging case for the role of the historian today  Read more...

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"Eloquent and erudite, this review of Jewish historiography crosses boundaries of discipline and identity. With empathy and ethics, Myers lends new meaning to ancient and contemporary histories in a Read more...

 
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