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  • A History of Judaismby Martin Goodman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 42.29

    Judaism is by some distance the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions and, despite the extraordinarily varied forms it has taken and diverse beliefs it has contained over three millennia, it has been generally understood by both Jews and gentiles as a single entity. There have been many histories of the Jewish people but remarkably few attempts... more...

  • The Story of the Jews Volume Twoby Simon Schama

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 29.99

    In the second of two volumes of this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews —Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish people, spanning from their expulsion from Spain during the Inquisition across six hundred years to the present day. It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance... more...

  • The Bible and the 'Holy Poor'by David Aberbach

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.95

    The Hebrew Bible is the main legislative and literary influence on European Poor Law and on literature on poverty and the poor. No extant literature from the ancient world placed more importance upon social welfare and the duty of the better-off toward the poor. It is the founding text for liberation movements. This book assesses why the Bible... more...

  • The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoefferby Victoria J. Barnett

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    In his preaching, Dietrich Bonhoeffer‘s strong, personal faith--the foundation for everything he did--shines in the darkness of Hitler‘s Third Reich and in the church struggle against it. Though not overtly political, Bonhoeffer‘s deep concern for the developments in his world is revealed in his sermons as he seeks to draw the listener into conversation... more...

  • „Unser Verein ist judenfrei!“ Ausgrenzung im deutschen Sportby Lorenz Peiffer; Henry Wahlig

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 103.99

    In der Geschichte der deutschen Turn- und Sportbewegung ist der 30. Januar 1933 ein markantes Datum. Deutsche Turn- und Sportvereine und ihre Verbände zählten zu den Wegbereitern / Vorreitern der Arisierung der deutschen Gesellschaft nach der nationalsozialistischen Machtübernahme. Sie waren Akteure in dem politischen und gesellschaftlichen Wandlungsprozess.... more...

  • Magnus Hirschfeld und seine Zeitby Manfred Herzer

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 68.99

    Dieses Buch erzählt von Leben und Werk des jüdischen, sozialdemokratischen und schwulen Arztes Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), der am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts in Berlin die weltweit erste Emanzipationsbewegung der Homosexuellen initiierte, nach dem Weltkrieg 1919 das erste Institut für Sexualwissenschaft eröffnete und mit seinem schriftstellerischen... more...

  • Belongingby Simon Schama

    Random House 2017; US$ 36.65

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 'A glittering gemstone of a book' The Times The Jewish story is a history that is about, and for, all of us. And in our own time of anxious arrivals and enforced departures, the Jews’ search for a home is more startlingly resonant than ever. Belonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly... more...

  • An Early History of Compassionby Françoise Mirguet

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    An Early History of Compassion explores the role of the emotional imagination within the context of Roman imperialism. more...

  • Jewish Responses to Persecution, 1933–1946by Jürgen Matthäus; Emil Kerenji

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 23.50

    This reader combines primary sources from many archival collections with contextual background on key aspects of Jewish life during the Holocaust. It calls into question prevailing perceptions of Jews as a homogenous, faceless, or passive mass of victims, helping to complicate student understanding of the complexities inherent in Holocaust history.... more...

  • The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 8, The Modern World, 1815–2000by Mitchell B. Hart; Tony Michels

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 42.00

    This eighth volume offers an overview of modern Jewish history from political, social and cultural perspectives over the period 1815–2000. more...