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Judaism and Enlightenment
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 314

Judaism and Enlightenment

Investigates the philosophical and political significance of Judaism in seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe.

What Are Jews For?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 376

What Are Jews For?

"For what purpose in the world were the Jews singled out as God's 'chosen people'? What Are Jews For? explores the history of western thinking on the historical purpose of the Jewish people, starting with ancient and medieval foundations but focusing on the period from 1600 to the present. In both Judaism and Christianity the Jews have long been accorded a crucial role at the end of history, when they will the world into an transformed era of unity and harmony in which all human divisions will be overcome. Since the seventeenth century this messianic conception of historical purpose has been repeatedly reconfigured in new forms. From the political theology of the early modern era and the uni...

History, Memory and Public Life
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 326

History, Memory and Public Life

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-07-06
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  • Publisher: Routledge

History, Memory and Public Life introduces readers to key themes in the study of historical memory and its significance by considering the role of historical expertise and understanding in contemporary public reflection on the past. Divided into two parts, the book addresses both the theoretical and applied aspects of historical memory studies. ‘Approaches to history and memory‘ introduces key methodological and theoretical issues within the field, such as postcolonialism, sites of memory, myths of national origins, and questions raised by memorialisation and museum presentation. ‘Difficult pasts‘ looks at history and memory in practice through a range of case studies on contested, complex or traumatic memories, including the Northern Ireland Troubles, post-apartheid South Africa and the Holocaust. Examining the intersection between history and memory from a wide range of perspectives, and supported by guidance on further reading and online resources, this book is ideal for students of history as well as those working within the broad interdisciplinary field of memory studies.

Early Modern Culture and Haskalah
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 560
Philosemitism in History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 348

Philosemitism in History

A broad and ambitious overview of the significance of philosemitism in European and world history, from antiquity to the present.

The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 2, The Hellenistic Age
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 758

The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 2, The Hellenistic Age

Vol. 4 covers the late Roman period to the rise of Islam. Focuses especially on the growth and development of rabbinic Judaism and of the major classical rabbinic sources such as the Mishnah, Jerusalem Talmud, Babylonian Talmud and various Midrashic collections.

What Are Jews For?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 376

What Are Jews For?

A wide-ranging look at the history of Western thinking since the seventeenth century on the purpose of the Jewish people in the past, present, and future What is the purpose of Jews in the world? The Bible singles out the Jews as God’s “chosen people,” but the significance of this special status has been understood in many different ways over the centuries. What Are Jews For? traces the history of the idea of Jewish purpose from its ancient and medieval foundations to the modern era, showing how it has been central to Western thinking on the meanings of peoplehood for everybody. Adam Sutcliffe delves into the links between Jewish and Christian messianism and the association of Jews wit...

Renewing the Past, Reconfiguring Jewish Culture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 237

Renewing the Past, Reconfiguring Jewish Culture

Looking to contexts ranging from premodern Spain and Italy to nineteenth-century Russia, Germany, and America, the contributors to this volume explore the ways the political and intellectual aspirations of successive historical presents have repeatedly reshaped the forms and narratives of Jewish cultural memory.

Spinoza and the Rise of Historical Criticism of the Bible
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 262

Spinoza and the Rise of Historical Criticism of the Bible

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-01-01
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  • Publisher: A&C Black

Frampton reassesses Spinoza's relationship to higher criticism by drawing attention to the emergence of historical-critical investigations of the Bible from among heterodox Protestants during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Competitive Archaeology in Jordan
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Competitive Archaeology in Jordan

An examination of archaeology in Jordan and Palestine, Competitive Archaeology in Jordan explores how antiquities have been used to build narratives and national identities. Tracing Jordanian history, and the importance of Jerusalem within that history, Corbett analyzes how both foreign and indigenous powers have engaged in a competition over ownership of antiquities and the power to craft history and geography based on archaeological artifacts. She begins with the Ottoman and British Empires—under whose rule the institutions and borders of modern Jordan began to take shape—asking how they used antiquities in varying ways to advance their imperial projects. Corbett continues through the ...