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  • Not Reckoned among Nationsby Avi Avidov

    Mohr Siebeck 2009; US$ 73.13

    Hauptbeschreibung As in the modern era, in Roman antiquity too the so-called "Jewish question" was essentially that of the integration of diaspora Jews into their host societies. Social integration varies, however, in accordance with the organizational principles upon which various societies are established. The thrust of the present study is that... more...

  • Elias Bickerman as a Historian of the Jewsby Albert Baumgarten

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 91.63

    Hauptbeschreibung This biography of Elias Bickerman (1897-1981), one of the foremost historians of Graeco-Roman antiquity active in the twentieth century, focuses on his role as a historian of the Jews. Bickerman had an extraordinary life. He was born in Kishinev and grew up in St. Petersburg. He arrived in Berlin in 1922, where he pursued an academic... more...

  • Nine Lives of Israelby Jack L. Schwartzwald

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    This study offers a concise yet comprehensive account of Israel's history as told through the lives of nine of its leading citizens and founders. Each chapter chronicles a critical epoch in the Israeli saga and catalogs the impact made on that epoch by one of nine leading protagonists--Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, Abba Eban,... more...

  • What Does a Jew Want?by Udi Aloni; Slavoj Zizek; Alain Badiou; Judith Butler

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    "In this book Udi Aloni, causing a power fault in the ruling liberal attitude by way of short-circuiting different levels of ideology, art, and thought; rewrites the Oedipus myth and rejects liberal Zionism. Who but Aloni can combine the tremendous poetic power of creating new myths with the perspicuous mind of a cold theoretician? Who but Aloni can... more...

  • A Brief History of Israel,by Bernard Reich

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 49.50

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  • Zeitgenössische jüdische Autobiographieby Christoph Miething

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 133.00

    The proceedings of the conference of the same name assemble papers concentrating largely on Franco-Jewish autobiography in the last few decades. Relevant literature in English and German is also discussed. In addition, three Italian authors of autobiographies comment on their own works. The theoretical reflection undertaken in the volume... more...

  • Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israelby Mark LeVine; Gershon Shafir

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Too often, the study of Israel/Palestine has focused on elite actors and major events. Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israel takes advantage of new sources about everyday life and the texture of changes on the ground to put more than two dozen human faces on the past and present of the region. With contributions from a leading cast of scholars... more...

  • The Grand Muftiby Z Elpeleg; Shmuel Himelstein

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    A former military governor of Arab areas under Israeli occupation chronicles the life and career of Hussaini (1893-1974), from his early days in Jerusalem, through his Palestinian nationalist work during the 1920s and 1930s, his eclipse after 1948, and his continuing influence on the Palestinian movement. more...

  • After Zionismby Antony Loewenstein; Ahmed Moor

    Saqi 2013; US$ 13.11

    After Zionism brings together some of the world?s leading thinkers on the Middle East question to dissect the century-long conflict between Zionism and the Palestinians, and to explore possible forms of a one-state solution. Time has run out for the two-state solution because of the unending and permanent Jewish colonisation of Palestinian land. Although... more...

  • Asian Popular Cultureby Anthony Y.H. Fung

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This book examines different aspects of Asian popular culture, including films, TV, music, comedy, folklore, cultural icons, the Internet and theme parks. It raises important questions such as ? What are the implications of popularity of Asian popular culture for globalization? Do regional forces impede the globalizing of cultures? Or does the Asian... more...