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  • Imperialism and Biblical Prophecyby David Aberbach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Imperialism and Biblical Prophecy is a radically new interpretation of prophetic poetry. Using more than thirty new translations from the Hebrew Bible, it shows that this poetry is inseparable from imperialism, that each of the three major waves of biblical prophecy which have survived in the Old Testament occurred in response to simultaneous waves... more...

  • Major Turning Points in Jewish Intellectual Historyby David Aberbach

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 165.00

    This book analyzes major transformations in Jewish life and thought: from idolatry to exclusive monotheism in the biblical age, from state-based identity to cultural nationalism in the Roman empire; and, in the European Diaspora, from theology to secularism and revived political nationalism in the modern period. Fundamental questions are asked about... more...

  • Jewish Cultural Nationalismby David Aberbach

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    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, particularly in Tsarist Russia. While the influence of the... more...

  • Jewish Education and Historyby Moshe Aberbach

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 155.00

    Moshe Aberbach (1924-2007) was a leading educator and scholar in Jewish studies, specialising in the field of Jewish education in the talmudic period. This book draws on a representative selection of his writings over a fifty year period, and includes essays on Saadia Gaon and Maimonides, coverage of biblical and talmudic studies, and discussions... more...

  • Charisma in Politics, Religion and the Mediaby David Aberbach

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 163.00

    What are the origins of charisma? Are these the same in the various forms of public life, in politics and the media as well as in religion? In this new and radical interpretation of charisma, David Aberbach argues that the basis of charisma in all its forms must be found in the often-obscure symbolic intersection between the inner world of the charismatic... more...

  • The European Jews, Patriotism and the Liberal State 1789-1939by David Aberbach

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    The fragility of the liberal democratic state after 1789 is illustrated in the history of the European Jews from the French Revolution to the Holocaust. Emancipation and hope of emancipation amongst the European Jewish population created a plethora of Jewish identities and forms of patriotism. This book takes the original approach of studying European... more...

  • The Roman-Jewish Wars and Hebrew Cultural Nationalism, 66-2000 CEby David Aberbach; Moshe Aberbach

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 152.00

    In this controversial book, the authors show how the Roman-Jewish wars were precipitated partly by Jewish demographic and religious expansion and by conflict with the Greeks and their culture. They argue that the trauma and humiliation of defeat, stimulated Jewish cultural growth, particularly in Hebrew, during and after the wars. This culture was... more...

  • Hitler's Slavesby Alexander von Plato; Almut Leh; Christoph Thonfeld

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 120.00

    During World War II at least 13.5 million people were employed as forced labourers in Germany and across the territories occupied by the German Reich. Most came from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldavia, the Baltic countries, France, Poland and Italy. Among them were 8.4 million civilians working for private companies and public agencies in industry,... more...

  • Institutions of American Democracy - The Executive Branchby Joel D. Aberbach; Mark A. Peterson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    DIRECTORY OF CONTRIBUTORS GENERAL INTRODUCTION: The Executive Branch as an Institution of American Constitutional Democracy, Jaroslav Pelikan INTRODUCTION: Presidents and Bureaucrats: The Executive Branch and American Democracy Joel D. Aberbach and Mark A. Peterson SECTION I: THE HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE CONTEXT 1. The Evolution of the Presidency:... more...

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