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Jews : the making of a diaspora people

Author: Irving M Zeitlin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Traces the history of the Jewish diaspora from the ancient world to the present, beginning with expulsion from their ancestral homeland and concluding with the Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving M Zeitlin
ISBN: 9780745660165 0745660169 9780745660172 0745660177
OCLC Number: 769991370
Description: xii, 298 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "Diaspora": on the genealogy of a concept --
Varieties of Jewish religious experience (resting, however, on unifying Jewish religious principles) --
Max Weber's ancient Judaism --
The Babylonian Empire --
The Babylonian exile and the Persian supremacy (586-332 BCE) --
Alexander the Great and the new hegemony of the West --
The world diaspora --
The diaspora in the first century CE --
The Jews in the Roman Near East --
The Jews move to Poland --
Sabbatai Zevi --
Gershom Scholem's error --
The rise of Hasidism and the Baal-Shem-Tob --
The Jews of Spain --
The expulsion of the Jews from Spain --
The Enlightenment and the Jews --
The Germanies --
The Left Hegelians and the so-called "Jewish question" --
From religion to race --
From Gobineau and H. Stewart Chamberlain to Wagner --
The rise of Nazism --
The early Nazi regime and the Jews as perceived by non-Jewish contemporaries --
World War I, the collapse of the old regimes, and the rise of totalitarianism --
Max Weber on bureaucracy and its relevance for an analysis of the Shoah (Holocaust) --
Charisma, bureaucracy, and the "final solution" --
Leon Poliakov's complementary analysis of the Shoah --
The battle of the Warsaw ghetto --
Zionism, Israel, and the Palestinians.
Responsibility: Irving M. Zeitlin.


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