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  • Sasha Pechersky

    Holocaust Hero, Sobibor Resistance Leader, and Hostage of History, 1st Edition

    By Selma Leydesdorff

    On October 14, 1943, Aleksandr "Sasha" Pechersky led a mass escape of inmates from Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in Poland. Despite leading the only successful prisoner revolt at a World War II death camp, Pechersky never received the public recognition he deserved in his home country of Russia. This…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13
    Memory and Narrative

  • Judaism

    History, Belief and Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    This newly revised all-encompassing textbook is a guide to the history, beliefs and practice of Judaism. Beginning with the ancient Near Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31

  • Stealth Altruism

    Forbidden Care as Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust, 1st Edition

    By Arthur B. Shostak

    Though it has been nearly seventy years since the Holocaust, the human capacity for evil displayed by its perpetrators is still shocking and haunting. But the story of the Nazi attempt to annihilate European Jewry is not all we should remember. Stealth Altruism tells of secret, non-militant,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-24

  • Divine Service?

    Judaism and Israel's Armed Forces, 1st Edition

    By Stuart A. Cohen

    Religion now plays an increasingly prominent role in the discourse on international security. Within that context, attention largely focuses on the impact exerted by teachings rooted in Christianity and Islam. By comparison, the linkages between Judaism and the resort to armed force are invariably…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Religion and International Security

  • Jews, Race and Popular Music

    1st Edition

    By Jon Stratton

    Jon Stratton provides a pioneering work on Jews as a racialized group in the popular music of America, Britain and Australia during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Rather than taking a narrative, historical approach the book consists of a number of case studies, looking at the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Jews and Jazz

    Improvising Ethnicity, 1st Edition

    By Charles B Hersch

    Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity explores the meaning of Jewish involvement in the world of American jazz. It focuses on the ways prominent jazz musicians like Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Michael Brecker, and Red Rodney have engaged with jazz in order to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-07
    Transnational Studies in Jazz

  • Jewish Philosophy Past and Present

    Contemporary Responses to Classical Sources, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Frank, Aaron Segal

    In this innovative volume contemporary philosophers respond to classic works of Jewish philosophy. For each of twelve central topics in Jewish philosophy, Jewish philosophical readings, drawn from the medieval period through the twentieth century, appear alongside an invited contribution that…

    Paperback – 2016-07-22

  • Essentials of Holocaust Education

    Fundamental Issues and Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Samuel Totten, Stephen Feinberg

      Essentials of Holocaust Education: Fundamental Issues and Approaches is a comprehensive guide for pre- and in-service educators preparing to teach about this watershed event in human history. An original collection of essays by Holocaust scholars, teacher educators, and classroom teachers,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-05

  • Israel's Wars

    A History Since 1947, 4th Edition

    By Ahron Bregman

    Israel's Wars is a fascinating and essential insight into the turbulent history of this troubled country which, since its foundation, has endured almost constant violence. Bringing its coverage up to date with recent conflicts, this fourth edition includes a new chapter on the Gaza wars from 2007-…

    Paperback – 2016-01-26
    Warfare and History

  • Colloquial Yiddish

    1st Edition

    By Lily Kahn

    Colloquials are now supported by FREE AUDIO available online. All audio tracks referenced within the text are free to stream or download from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-07
    Colloquial Series

  • Colloquial Hebrew

    1st Edition

    By Zippi Lyttleton, Tamar Wang

    Colloquial Hebrew provides a step-by-step course in Hebrew as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Hebrew in a broad range of…

    Paperback – 2015-07-01
    Colloquial Series

  • The Holocaust

    Origins, Implementation, Aftermath, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Omer Bartov

    Containing an almost entirely new selection of texts, this second edition of The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath presents a critical and important study of the Holocaust. Many of the pieces challenge conventional analyses and preconceived notions about the Holocaust, whether regarding…

    Paperback – 2014-12-09
    Rewriting Histories

  • Genocide: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Paul R. Bartrop

    Genocide: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the study of a controversial and widely debated topic. This concise and comprehensive book explores key questions such as; how successful have efforts been in the prevention of genocide? How prevalent has genocide been throughout history? and how…

    Paperback – 2014-09-15
    The Basics

  • Remembering Genocide

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nigel Eltringham, Pam Maclean

    In Remembering Genocide an international group of scholars draw on current research from a range of disciplines to explore how communities throughout the world remember genocide. Whether coming to terms with atrocities committed in Namibia and Rwanda, Australia, Canada, the Punjab, Armenia,…

    Paperback – 2014-06-25
    Remembering the Modern World

  • The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew

    1st Edition

    By Lily Kahn

    The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew provides a comprehensive introduction to Biblical Hebrew language and texts. Combining a fresh and innovative approach with an in-depth treatment of the language, it presents the essentials of biblical grammar and vocabulary in an engaging and…

    Paperback – 2013-12-17

  • The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places

    1st Edition

    By Wendy Pullan, Maximilian Sternberg, Lefkos Kyriacou, Craig Larkin, Michael Dumper

    The Struggle for Jerusalem’s Holy Places investigates the role of architecture and urban identity in relation to the political economy of the city and its wider state context seen through the lens of the holy places. Reflecting the broad disciplinary backgrounds of the authors, this book provides…

    Paperback – 2013-11-13

  • The Holocaust

    Europe, the World, and the Jews, 1918 - 1945, 1st Edition

    By Norman Goda

    The Holocaust: Europe, the World, and the Jews is a readable text for undergraduate students containing sufficient but manageable detail. The author provides a broad set of perspectives, while emphasizing the Holocaust as a catastrophe emerging from an international Jewish question. This text…

    Paperback – 2012-11-16

  • The Holocaust

    The Third Reich and the Jews, 2nd Edition

    By David Engel

    Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes: ·   A much expanded selection of original documents, many never before anthologised in English ·   Added treatment of the role of non-Germans in the Holocaust and the geographical variations in Jewish response ·   Additional…

    Paperback – 2012-10-02
    Seminar Studies

  • The Routledge Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    10th Edition

    By Martin Gilbert

    The Routledge Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict traces not only the tangled and bitter history of the Arab-Jewish struggle from the early twentieth century to the present, including the death of Yasser Arafat and recent proposals for compromise and co-operation, it also illustrates the current…

    Paperback – 2012-02-16
    Routledge Historical Atlases

  • Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide

    1st Edition

    By Paul R. Bartrop, Steven L. Jacobs

    This unique volume critically discusses the works of fifty of the most influential scholars involved in the study of the Holocaust and genocide. Studying each scholar’s background and influences, the authors examine the ways in which their major works have been received by critics and supporters,…

    Paperback – 2010-08-20
    Routledge Key Guides

  • The Routledge Atlas of Jewish History

    8th Edition

    By Martin Gilbert

    'An unusual and compelling insight into Jewish history... sheer detail and breadth of scale' BBC History Magazine This newly revised and updated edition of Martin Gilbert’s Atlas of Jewish History spans over four thousand years of history in 154 maps, presenting a vivid picture of a fascinating…

    Paperback – 2010-01-14
    Routledge Historical Atlases

  • Jews and Judaism in World History

    1st Edition

    By Howard N. Lupovitch

    This book is a survey of the history of the Jewish people from biblical antiquity to the present, spanning nearly 2,500 years and traversing five continents. Opening with a broad introduction which addresses key questions of terminology and definition, the book’s ten chapters then go on to explore…

    Paperback – 2009-12-02
    Themes in World History

  • The Routledge Atlas of the Holocaust

    4th Edition

    By Martin Gilbert

    The graphic history of the Nazi attempt to destroy the Jews of Europe during the Second World War is illustrated in this series of 333 detailed maps. The maps, and the text and photographs that accompany them, powerfully depict the…

    Paperback – 2009-01-19
    Routledge Historical Atlases

  • Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages

    1st Edition

    By David C Kraemer

    This book explores the history of Jewish eating and Jewish identity, from the Bible to the present. The lessons of this book rest squarely on the much-quoted insight: 'you are what you eat.' But this book goes beyond that simple truism to recognise that you are not only what you eat, but also how,…

    Paperback – 2008-10-28
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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