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  • Jewish Salonicaby Devin E. Naar

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Touted as the "Jerusalem of the Balkans," the Mediterranean port city of Salonica (Thessaloniki) was once home to the largest Sephardic Jewish community in the world. The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the city's incorporation into Greece in 1912 provoked a major upheaval that compelled Salonica's Jews to reimagine their community and status as... more...

  • Money, Power, and Influence in Eighteenth-Century Lithuaniaby Adam Teller

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 70.00

    This book examines the economic roles played by Jews on the estates owned by the powerful Radziwiłł dynasty in the eighteenth century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, showing how they gained significant economic power and social status. more...

  • Hell's Tracesby Victor Ripp

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 17.50

    In July 1942, the French police in Paris, acting for the German military government, arrested Victor Ripp’s three-year-old cousin, Alexandre. Two months later, the boy was killed in Auschwitz. In Hell’s Traces , Ripp examines this act through the prism of family history. In addition to Alexandre, ten members of Ripp’s family on his father’s side... more...

  • Between Foreigners and Shi‘isby Daniel Tsadik

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 62.50

    Between Foreigners and Shi'is addresses nineteenth-century Iranian Jews' standing as influenced by the interplay between intervening foreigners, sectors of the Shi'i majority, and local Jews. more...

  • Transnationalism and the Jewsby Jakob Egholm Feldt

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    Links the concept of transnationalism to Jewish historical experience in order to explore Jewishness as a form of cultural-historical in-betweeness. more...

  • Zionism: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Stanislawski

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction discloses a history of Zionism from the origins of modern Jewish nationalism in the 1870's to the present. more...

  • The Jewsby John Efron

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 95.00

    The Jews: A History,  second edition, explores the religious, cultural, social, and economic diversity of the Jewish people and their faith. The latest edition incorporates new research and includes a broader spectrum of people - mothers, children, workers, students, artists, and radicals - whose perspectives greatly expand the story of Jewish life.... more...

  • Sons and Soldiersby Bruce Henderson

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 15.99

    Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers , and Boys in the Boat , the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role in the Allied victory. In 1942, the U.S. Army unleashed... more...

  • Mexico's Indigenous Communitiesby Ethelia Ruiz Medrano; Russ Davidson

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    A rich and detailed account of indigenous history in central and southern Mexico from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, Mexico's Indigenous Communities is an expansive work that destroys the notion that Indians were victims of forces beyond their control and today have little connection with their ancient past. Indian communities continue... more...

  • Sephardi, Jewish, Argentineby Adriana M. Brodsky

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 31.99

    At the turn of the 20th century, Jews from North Africa and the Middle East were called Turcos ("Turks"), and they were seen as distinct from Ashkenazim, not even identified as Jews. Adriana M. Brodsky follows the history of Sephardim as they arrived in Argentina, created immigrant organizations, founded synagogues and cemeteries, and built strong... more...