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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
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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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