Encyclopaedia Judaica, Vol 22 - Thematic Outline & Index by Subject Scholars

By Subject Scholars

This landmark paintings on Judaism has been generally revised and accelerated for this long-awaited new version. integrated during this new paintings are greater than 22,000 signed entries on Jewish existence, tradition, heritage and faith written by way of by means of Israeli, American and eu topic experts. increasing the scope and relevance of this priceless set are greater than 2,500 brand-new entries, many targeting gender matters and New international geographic components of the U.S., Canada and Latin the United States. furthermore there are 20 eight-page colour inserts that illustrate and improve this distinctive source on Judaism

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Revolution in the Highlands: China's Jinggangshan Base Area by Stephen C. Averill

By Stephen C. Averill

This largely researched and skillfully written research bargains a fine-grained research of the origins of the chinese language communist revolution within the geographical region. construction on a long time of study in newly to be had resources and a number of journeys to Jiangxi, Stephen Averill presents a definitive neighborhood viewpoint at the upward thrust of a revolution that reshaped China and the area. A wealthy paintings of social historical past, it is going past traditional Mao-centered narrative to discover the social cleavages that enabled the revolution to develop and dramatically motivated the constitution of clash in the social gathering itself. Posthumously released with an creation through Joseph W. Esherick and Elizabeth J. Perry, this e-book will stand as a memorial to the extraordinary scholarship of a pioneer researcher at the social historical past of the chinese language revolution. scholars and students drawn to sleek China and within the social origins of revolution will locate it crucial examining.

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Primo Levi and Humanism after Auschwitz: Posthumanist by J. Druker

By J. Druker

Based on the overseas severe consensus, Holocaust author Primo Levi skilled and interpreted Auschwitz in the course of the lens of the Enlightenment and secular humanism. This publication reassesses Levi’s memoirs and essays in gentle of the posthumanist theories of Adorno, Levinas, Lyotard, and Foucault, 4 significant thinkers that locate causal hyperlinks among convinced Enlightenment rules and the Nazi genocide. Jonathan Druker argues that whilst Levi speaks for the sufferers in sturdy religion, his texts truly display that Holocaust writing framed via humanist assumptions dangers complicity with the murderous grasp narratives of Nazism and Italian Fascism. Primo Levi and Humanism after Auschwitz explores the implications of this complicity for the way forward for guy, the common human topic whom Levi urgently attempts to shield.

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Double Diaspora in Sephardic Literature: Jewish Cultural by David A. Wacks

By David A. Wacks

The yr 1492 has lengthy divided the examine of Sephardic tradition into special classes, prior to and after the expulsion of Jews from Spain. David A. Wacks examines the works of Sephardic writers from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries and indicates that this literature used to be formed by means of interwoven stories of diaspora: first from the Biblical place of origin Zion and later from the ancestral hostland, Sefarad. Jewish in Spain and Spanish overseas, those writers negotiated Jewish, Spanish, and diasporic idioms to provide a uniquely Sephardic standpoint. Wacks brings Diaspora stories into discussion with medieval and early sleek Sephardic literature for the 1st time.

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Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in by Seth L. Sanders, Jonathan Ben-Dov

By Seth L. Sanders, Jonathan Ben-Dov

Until very lately, the belief of historical Jewish sciences might were thought of unacceptable. because the 1990’s, Early sleek and Medieval technological know-how in Jewish resources has been actively studied, however the consensus used to be that no genuine clinical issues will be present in past Judaism. This paintings issues them out intimately, and posits a brand new box of study: the clinical task obtrusive within the lifeless Sea Scrolls and Early Jewish Pseudepigrapha. The book of latest texts and new analyses of older ones unearths the most important parts which are top illuminated through the historical past of technological know-how, and should have fascinating results for it. The participants assessment those texts with regards to astronomy, astrology and physiognomy, marking the 1st entire try and account for clinical topics in moment Temple Judaism. They examine the that means and function of clinical explorations in an apocalyptic surroundings. An appreciation of those subject matters paves the best way to a renewed figuring out of the clinical fragments scattered all through rabbinic literature.
 
The publication first locations the Jewish fabric within the old context of the close to jap and Hellenistic worlds. whereas the Jewish texts weren't at the innovative of clinical discovery, they discover a significant position within the historical past of technology, among Babylonia and Egypt, within the period of time among Hipparchus and Ptolemy. The ebook makes use of fresh advances in approach to research the contacts and networks of Jewish students of their old surroundings. moment, the essays the following take on the problematical inspiration of a countrywide clinical culture. even though technological know-how is these days usually conceived as common, the historiography of historic Jewish sciences demonstrates the significance of seeing the advance of technological know-how in an area context. The publication explores the strain among the hegemony of crucial clinical traditions and native medical organizations, exhibiting the relevance of historic info to modern postcolonial historiography of technological know-how. ultimately, philosophical questions of the demarcation of technological know-how are addressed in a fashion that could improve the dialogue of similar old materials.
 
Online variation available as a part of the NYU Library's historical global electronic Library and in partnership with the Institute for the research of the traditional international (ISAW).

 

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E. L. Doctorow’s Skeptical Commitment by Michelle M. Tokarczyk

By Michelle M. Tokarczyk

This ebook provides a political interpreting of E. L. Doctorow’s fiction. For Doctorow, there has been a rigidity among the beliefs of his socially conscious relatives and people of the recent critics lower than whom he studied as an undergraduate. This stress, making him skeptical concerning the chances of political involvement, has been worthwhile since it has enabled Doctorow to prevent the excesses of either polemical writing and formalism. via a stance Tokarczyk phrases «skeptical dedication» he has written political fiction of excessive literary caliber. partially, he has performed so by way of adapting genres akin to the western and the romance. in addition, Doctorow has used experimental suggestions to specific political and old topics, thereby writing one of those postmodern fiction that also continues the potential of developing a few truths, whereas acknowledging indeterminacy.

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Jewish Identity in Early Modern Germany: Memory, Power and by Dean Phillip Bell

By Dean Phillip Bell

Even though Jews in early glossy Germany produced little within the manner of formal historiography, Jews however engaged the previous for plenty of purposes and in a variety of and superb methods. They narrated the prior so that it will implement order, empower authority, and list the traditions in their groups. during this manner, Jews created group constitution and projected that constitution into the longer term. yet Jews extensively utilized the previous as a method to contest the marginalization threatened via broader advancements within the Christian society during which they lived. because the Reformation threw into reduction critical questions on authority and culture and as Jews persevered to be afflicted by anti-Jewish mentality and politics, narration of the earlier allowed Jews to re-inscribe themselves in historical past and modern society.Drawing on a variety of assets, together with chronicles, liturgical works, books of customs, memorybooks, biblical commentaries, rabbinic responsa and neighborhood ledgers, this research bargains a well timed reassessment of Jewish neighborhood and identification in the course of an often turbulent period. It engages, yet then redirects, vital discussions via historians in regards to the nature of time and the development and function of historical past and reminiscence in pre-modern Europe and pre-modern Jewish civilization. This ebook may be of important worth, not just to students of Jewish background, yet someone with an curiosity within the social and cultural features of non secular background.

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