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Jewish icons : art and society in modern Europe

Author: Richard I Cohen
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With the help of over one hundred illustrations spanning three centuries, Richard Cohen investigates the role of visual images in European Jewish history. In these images and objects that reflect, refract, and also shape daily experience, he finds new and illuminating insights into Jewish life in the modern period." "Pointing to recent scholarship that overturns the stereotype of Jews as people of the text,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard I Cohen
ISBN: 0520205456 9780520205451
OCLC Number: 35829588
Description: xviii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The Visual Image of the Jew and Judaism --
Ceremonial Art, Patronage, and Taste --
The Rabbi as Icon --
Nostalgia and "The Return to the Ghetto" --
Self-Exposure, Self-Image, and Memory --
Images of Jewish Fate.
Responsibility: Richard I. Cohen.
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With the help of over one hundred illustrations spanning three centuries, this title investigates the role of visual images in European Jewish history. It shows how the coming of the modern period  Read more...

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