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Ethnography

  • Exiles in Sepharadby Jeffrey Gorsky

    The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 24.95

    The dramatic one-thousand-year history of Jews in Spain comes to life in Exiles in Sepharad . Jeffrey Gorsky vividly relates this colorful period of Jewish history, from the era when Jewish culture was at its height in Muslim Spain to the horrors of the Inquisition and the Expulsion. Twenty percent of Jews today are descended from Sephardic Jews,... more...

  • A Traveller in Thirteenth-Century Arabiaby Professor G Rex Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first English translation of the Tarikh al-Mustabsir, written in the early quarter of the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Mujawir. The text is a fascinating account of the western and southern areas of the Arabian Peninsula by a man from the east of the Islamic world, probably from Khurasan in Iran. Ibn al-Mujawir was a man who in all probability... more...

  • Group Conflict and Political Mobilization in Bahrain and the Arab Gulfby Justin Gengler

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The oil-producing states of the Arab Gulf are said to sink or swim on their capacity for political appeasement through economic redistribution. Yet, during the popular uprisings of the Arab Spring, in Bahrain and all across the Arab Gulf, ordinary citizens showed an unexpected enthusiasm for political protest directed against governments widely assumed... more...

  • Dancing with the Enemyby Paul Glaser

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 18.99

    When Paul Glaser discovered his Aunt Rosie?s remarkable wartime diaries, photographs and letters he was shocked: he had been raised as a Catholic, and had no knowledge of his Jewish heritage. But the story he was to uncover and reconstruct was one far larger and more dramatic than he could have ever imagined. Rosie Glaser was a magnetic force – hopeful,... more...

  • Jewish Space in Contemporary Polandby Erica T. Lehrer; Michael Meng

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    In a time of national introspection regarding the country?s involvement in the persecution of Jews, Poland has begun to reimagine spaces of and for Jewishness in the Polish landscape, not as a form of nostalgia but as a way to encourage the pluralization of contemporary society. The essays in this book explore issues of the restoration, restitution,... more...

  • Fear and Loathing in the Northby Cordelia Heß; Jonathan Adams

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    Due to the scarcity of sources regarding actual Jewish and Muslim communities and settlements, there has until now been little work on either the perception of or encounters with Muslims and Jews in medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region. The volume provides the reader with the possibility to appreciate and understand the complexity... more...

  • Lucan und der Prinzipatby Nadja Kimmerle

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Lucan?s Bellum Civile ( Pharsalia ) is traditionally read as a political critique of the Principate. However, several features of this text run counter to this interpretation. This study reexamines Lucan?s work using the model of the unreliable narrator to illuminate its portrayal of contradictory structures in Nero?s Principate. The... more...

  • Mikropolitiken des Friedensby Inken Schmidt-Voges

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    The study investigates how the semantics of peace functioned in domestic conflicts between 1760 and 1810. The analysis of communicative practices of the actors in court reveals the importance of notions of peace in conflict regulation at the political micro-level. This first systematic exploration of the discourse on domestic tranquility... more...

  • Franz Werfel und der Genozid an den Armeniernby Roy Knocke; Werner Treß

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    In his novel The Forty Days of Musa Dagh , Franz Werfel dealt with the subject of the Armenian genocide. How did he weave together fiction and historical reality in the novel? What are the different ways that the novel has been read from the points of view of Armenians, Jews, Turks, and Germans? This volume addresses the issue of how... more...

  • Kirche ohne Judenby Oliver Arnhold; Hartmut Lenhard

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 12.02

    Die Rolle der Kirche zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus ist Thema in der Sekundarstufe II, in einigen Bundesländern auch schon ab Jahrgangsstufe 9. Die Annäherung erfolgt wirksam und eingängig über konkrete Lebensgeschichten einzelner Personen. Damit geht biographisches Lernen über in ein tieferes Verständnis der historischen Sachverhalte. 1. Welche... more...