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Rethinking European Jewish history

Author: Jeremy Cohen; Murray Jay Rosman
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, ©2009.
Series: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
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"Europe has changed greatly in the last century. Political, social, and ideological transformations have not only redrawn the map of the continent but have rewoven the fabric of its culture. These changes have nourished widespread reassessment in European historical research: in terms of its presuppositions, its methodologies, its directions, its emphases, and its scope. The political boundaries between nations and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rethinking European Jewish history.
Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, ©2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Cohen; Murray Jay Rosman
ISBN: 1904113567 9781904113560
OCLC Number: 144217466
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award 2010
Description: viii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Jewish history across borders / Moshe Rosman --
Away from a definition of antisemitism : an essay in the semantics of historical description / David Engel --
Does gender matter? : locating women in European Jewish history / Paula E. Hyman --
Assimilation and cultural exchange in modern Jewish history / Maud Mandel --
Jewish cultural history in early modern Europe : an agenda for future study / David B. Ruderman --
The Reformation and the Jews / Miriam Bodian --
Re(de)fining modernity in Jewish history / Gershon David Hundert --
Spanish 'Judaism' and 'Christianity' in an age of mass conversion / David Nirenberg --
The social context of apostasy among fifteenth-century Spanish Jewry : dynamics of a new religious borderland / Ram Ben-Shalom --
Transnationalism and mutual influence : American and East European Jewries in the 1920s and 1930s / Daniel Soyer --
Transplanting the heart back East : returning Jewish musical culture from the United States to Europe / Judah M. Cohen.
Series Title: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy Cohen and Moshe Rosman.
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This timely volume suggests a new framework for the study of Jewish history and helps to contextualize it within the mainstream of historical scholarship.  Read more...


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Reviews'Many of the studies in this volume will surely serve as points of departure for future research.'Gil Ribak, H-Judaic

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