E-books: Jewish Studies

  • Jewish Cultural Nationalism: Origins and Influences book cover

    Jewish Cultural Nationalism

    Origins and Influences, 1st Edition

    By David Aberbach

    Jewish Cultural Nationalism explores the development of Jewish nationalism from the Bible to modern times, focusing on particular movements and places as well as texts which signified, or themselves brought about, change: the Bible (Hebrew prayer book), and the modern Hebrew literature,…

    eBook – 2007-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Anglophone Jewish Literature book cover

    Anglophone Jewish Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Axel Stähler

    Anglophone Jewish literature is not traditionally numbered among the new literatures in English. Rather, Jewish literary production in English has conventionally been classified as ‘hyphenated’ and has therefore not yet been subjected as such to the scrutiny of scholars of literary or cultural…

    eBook – 2007-09-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Jewish Mysticism and Magic: An Anthropological Perspective book cover

    Jewish Mysticism and Magic

    An Anthropological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Maureen Bloom

    Providing a unique anthropological perspective on Jewish mysticism and magic, this book is a study of Jewish rites and rituals and how the analysis of early literature provides the roots for understanding religious practices. It includes analysis on the importance of sacrifice, amulets, and names,…

    eBook – 2007-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Muscular Judaism: The Jewish Body and the Politics of Regeneration book cover

    Muscular Judaism

    The Jewish Body and the Politics of Regeneration, 1st Edition

    By Todd Samuel Presner

    Providing valuable insights into an element of European nationalism and modernist culture, this book explores the development of the 'Zionist body' as opposed to the traditional stereotype of the physically weak, intellectual Jew. It charts the cultural and intellectual history showing how the '…

    eBook – 2007-04-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed: Silence and Salvation book cover

    Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

    Silence and Salvation, 1st Edition

    By Donald McCallum

    Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions…

    eBook – 2007-04-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Israel in History: The Jewish State in Comparative Perspective book cover

    Israel in History

    The Jewish State in Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Derek Penslar

    Covering topical issues concerning the nature of the Israeli state, this engaging work presents essays that combine a variety of comparative schemes, both internal to Jewish civilization and extending throughout the world, such as: modern Jewish society, politics and culture historical…

    eBook – 2007-01-24
    Routledge

  • Israeli Politics and the First Palestinian Intifada: Political Opportunities, Framing Processes and Contentious Politics book cover

    Israeli Politics and the First Palestinian Intifada

    Political Opportunities, Framing Processes and Contentious Politics, 1st Edition

    By Eitan Alimi

    As the Palestinian/Israeli conflict continues to be of major importance in the Middle East, this book employs a new agency approach to understanding the conflict, examining the unprecedented challenge mounted by Palestinian insurgents to Israeli military rule in the West Bank and Gaza between…

    eBook – 2007-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Antisemitism and Modernity: Innovation and Continuity book cover

    Antisemitism and Modernity

    Innovation and Continuity, 1st Edition

    By Hyam Maccoby

    The subject of anti-Semitism, not long ago thought to be a dead issue, has been revised due to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Maccoby traces the now topical discussion of the origins of Anti-Semitism, and especially its development in the modern world. The key questions …

    eBook – 2006-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Art in Zion: The Genesis of Modern National Art in Jewish Palestine book cover

    Art in Zion

    The Genesis of Modern National Art in Jewish Palestine, 1st Edition

    By Dalia Manor

    Art in Zion deals with the link between art and national ideology and specifically between the artistic activity that emerged in Jewish Palestine in the first decades of the twentieth century and the Zionist movement. In order to examine the development of national art in Jewish Palestine, the…

    eBook – 2004-12-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century book cover

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sorrel Kerbel

    Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers…

    eBook – 2004-11-23
    Routledge

  • Britain's Naval and Political Reaction to the Illegal Immigration of Jews to Palestine, 1945-1949 book cover

    Britain's Naval and Political Reaction to the Illegal Immigration of Jews to Palestine, 1945-1949

    1st Edition

    By Freddy Liebreich

    This book provides an important shift in the analysis of Britain's policy towards the illegal postwar Jewish immigration into Palestine. It charts the development of Britain's response to Zionist immigration, from the initial sympathy, as embodied in the Balfour Declaration, through attempts at…

    eBook – 2004-10-07
    Routledge

  • Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture book cover

    Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Glenda Abramson

    The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture  is an extensively updated revision of the very successful Companion to Jewish Culture published in 1989 and has now been updated throughout. Experts from all over the world contribute entries ranging from 200 to 1000 words broadly…

    eBook – 2004-03-01
    Routledge

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