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Germans into JewsRemaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic

Germans into Jews: Remaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic

Sharon Gillerman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757119
eISBN:
9780804771405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757119.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book turns to an often overlooked and misunderstood period of German and Jewish history: the years between the world wars. It has been assumed that the Jewish community in Germany was in decline ... More

Glory and AgonyIsaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Yael Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is a history of the shifting attitudes toward national sacrifice in Hebrew culture over the last century. Its point of departure is Zionism's obsessive preoccupation with its haunting ... More

A Goy Who Speaks YiddishChristians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Aya Elyada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the unique phenomenon of Christian engagement with Yiddish language and literature from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth century. By analyzing the ... More

Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust

Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust

David Engel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759519
eISBN:
9780804773461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759519.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Nazi Holocaust is often said to dominate the study of modern Jewish history. This book demonstrates that, to the contrary, historians of the Jews have often insisted that the Holocaust be ... More

How Strange the ChangeLanguage, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms

How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms

Marc Caplan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774765
eISBN:
9780804782555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774765.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book argues that the literatures of ostensibly marginal modern cultures are key to understanding modernism. It undertakes an unprecedented comparison of nineteenth-century Yiddish literature and ... More

In History's GripPhilip Roth's Newark Trilogy

In History's Grip: Philip Roth's Newark Trilogy

Michael Kimmage

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781824
eISBN:
9780804783675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781824.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book concentrates on the literature of Philip Roth, one of America's greatest writers, and in particular on American Pastoral, I Married a Communist, and The Human Stain. Each of these novels ... More

Inventing the IsraeliteJewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France

Inventing the Israelite: Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France

Maurice Samuels

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763844
eISBN:
9780804773423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763844.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book brings to light little-known works of literature produced from 1830 to 1870 by the first generation of Jews born as French citizens. These writers, it asserts, used fiction as a laboratory ... More

A Jewish Life on Three ContinentsThe Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden, translated from the original Hebrew, edited, and annotated by his historian grandson, recounts the history of the author’s family back several generations and ... More

Jewish Pasts, German FictionsHistory, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Jonathan Skolnik

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786072
eISBN:
9780804790598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786072.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book studies how German-Jewish writers used images from the Spanish-Jewish past to define their place in German culture and society. Building upon the work of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, it argues ... More

The Jewish Persona in the European ImaginationA Case of Russian Literature

The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination: A Case of Russian Literature

Leonid Livak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book proposes that the idea of the Jews in European cultures has little to do with actual Jews, but rather is derived from the conception of Jews as Christianity's paradigmatic Other, eternally ... More

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