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Jews & gentiles : a historical sociology of their relations

Jews & gentiles : a historical sociology of their relations

Author: Werner J Cahnman; Judith Marcus; Zoltán Tarr
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A previously unpublished manuscript by Cahnman (1902-1980), edited and published by colleagues. A refugee from Hitler's Germany (he fled in 1939), Cahnman continued his sociological writings in the USA. He argues that in the diaspora the Jew has played the role of mediator or transmitter of spiritual and material goods. He is an outsider who is, on the one hand, viewed with mistrust and, on the other, appreciated.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Werner J Cahnman; Judith Marcus; Zoltán Tarr
ISBN: 0765802120 9780765802125
OCLC Number: 54001562
Description: xvi, 253 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Approach to the subject --
2. Theology as a point of departure --
3. The initial position of the Jews in the social structure --
4. The usury privilege --
5. The revolt of the masses --
6. The Jews and the society of the high Middle Ages --
7. The Judaeo-Arabic symbiosis and the splendor and misery of the Jews of Spain --
8. The Jews of Eastern Europe --
9. The ghetto --
10. Court Jews and bankers --
11. Galut and citizenship --
12. From liberalism to racism : the dialectics of catastrophe --
13. The actual Jew and the mythical Jew --
14. A comment about the Soviet Union --
15. Is America different? --
16. Varieties of pluralism in America --
17. Jews and blacks --
18. The state of Israel.
Other Titles: Jews and gentiles
Responsibility: Werner J. Cahnman ; edited by Judith T. Marcus and Zoltan Tarr.
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Studies of the Jewish experience among peoples with whom they live share some similarities with the usual histories of anti-Semitism, but also some differences  Read more...


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