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Ethnography

  • Jewish Rights, National Ritesby Simon Rabinovitch

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In its full-color poster for elections to the All-Russian Jewish Congress in 1917, the Jewish People's Party depicted a variety of Jews in seeking to enlist the support of the broadest possible segment of Russia's Jewish population. It forsook neither traditional religious and economic life like the Jewish socialist parties, nor life in Europe like... more...

  • Antisemitism and Anti-Zionismby Rusi Jaspal

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Drawing upon media and visual sources and rich interview data from Iran, Britain and Israel, Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism examines the concepts of antisemitism and anti-Zionism, tracing their evolution and inter-relations, and considering the distinct ways in which they are manifested, and responded to, by Muslim and Jewish communities in Iran, Britain... more...

  • Violence, Memory, and Historyby Colin McCullough; Nathan Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This edited collection delves into the horrors of November 1938 and to what degree they portended the Holocaust, demonstrating the varied reactions of Western audiences to news about the pogrom against the Jews. A pattern of stubborn governmental refusal to help German Jews to any large degree emerges throughout the book. Much of this was in response... more...

  • The Devil and the Jewsby Joshua Trachtenberg; Marc Saperstein

    JPS 2014; US$ 26.00

    A JPS bestseller, this is the definitive work of scholarship on the medieval conception of the Jew as devil?literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew?s demonization as devil, sorcerer, and ritual murderer. The author reveals how these myths, many with origins traced to... more...

  • Defining Neighborsby Jonathan Marc Gribetz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict persists, aspiring peacemakers continue to search for the precise territorial dividing line that will satisfy both Israeli and Palestinian nationalist demands. The prevailing view assumes that this struggle is nothing more than a dispute over real estate. Defining Neighbors boldly challenges this view, shedding... more...

  • Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iranby Lois Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa?i?a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking, ethnic minority of a million and a half people who are... more...

  • Medieval Persia 1040-1797by David Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    The medieval period of Persia's remarkably continuous, history began with its conquest by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century AD and gave way to the modern period at the end of the eighteenth century when the influence of the West became pervasive. Without an understanding of the confused legacy of these centuries, no-one can hope to understand... more...

  • Moj?esz Schorr und Majer Ba?abanby Maria Gotzen-Dold

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 57.88

    Die Studie hat Leben und Werk der polnisch-jüdischen Historiker Mojżesz Schorr und Majer Bałaban zum Gegenstand. Beide wirkten vornehmlich in der Zeit der Zweiten Polnischen Republik in Lemberg und Warschau. Ihr Blick auf die jüdische Geschichte erfolgte vor dem Hintergrund der sich im Wandel befindlichen und letztendlich zerbrechenden... more...

  • Volk oder Religion?by Philipp Lenhard

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 68.40

    Als sich im ausgehenden 18. Jahrhundert in Europa das Prinzip des Nationalstaates durchzusetzen begann, geriet die traditionelle jüdische Gemeinschaft in eine Krise. Die Zentralisierung staatlicher Herrschaft und die mit dem Nationalismus verbundene Homogenisierung des Staatsvolkes hatten zur Folge, dass die jüdische Gemeindeautonomie sukzessive abgeschafft... more...

  • Die armenische Athanasius-Überlieferungby Anahit Avagyan

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This study examines the corpus of preserved manuscripts from the Armenian translations of Athanasius of Alexandria and draws preliminary analytic conclusions from these texts. The book is intended for Armenian scholars and Church historians studying the legacy of the ancient Eastern Church fathers. more...