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Title The Jew in the modern world : a documentary history / edited by Paul R. Mendes-Flohr, Jehuda Reinharz
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1980


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Description xix, 556 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1. Harbingers of Political and Economic Change -- 2. Harbingers of Cultural and Ideological Change -- 3. The Process of Political Emancipation in Western Europe, 1789-1871 -- 4. Emerging Patterns of Religious Adjustment: Reform, Conservation, Neo-Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Judaism -- 5. Modern Jewish Studies -- 6. Jewish Identity Challenged and Redefined -- 7. Political and Racial Antisemitism -- 8. East European Jewry -- 9. The American Experience -- 10. Zionism -- 11. The Holocaust
Summary "The Jew in the Modern World is a crucially important sourcebook for the classroom and for the historian's library. If a student or historian of modern Jewish history is to own only one sourcebook, it ought to be this one."---Robin Judd, The Ohio State University --
"The main strength of The Jew in the Modern World is the quality and range of the primary sources, which are unavailable elsewhere in this succinct, user-friendly format. In some cases, the sources in this book cannot be found anywhere esle, at least in translation. It is perfect for use in classroom discussions and analytical assignments involving primary sources. The fact that a single volume covers the entire range of modern Jewish history makes it an easy choice when I am contemplating what to assign students for reading."---James Loeffler, University of Virgina --
The last two centuries have witnessed a radical transformation of Jewish life. Marked by such profound events as the emancipation from the ghctttoes of Europe, the Holocaust, and the establishment of the State of Israel, Judaism's long journey through the modern age has been a complex and tumultuous one, leading many Jews to ask themselves not only where they have been and where they are going, but what it means to be a Jew in today's world. Tracing the dramatic changes in Jewish religion, culture, and identity from the seventeenth century to the present, The Jew in the Modern World, Third Edition, remains the most complete sourcebook on modern Jewish history available Now thoroughly expanded and updated, this critically acclaimed volume of primary materials features previously unpublished and inaccessible sources concerning the Jewish experience in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa: women in Jewish history; American Jewish life; the Holocaust; and Zionism and the --
nascent Jewish community in Palestine on the eve of the establishment of the State of Israel. The documents are arranged chronologically in each chapter and are meticulously and extensively annotated and cross-referenced. Providing useful tables detailing Jewish demographic trends, this unique text is ideal for courses in modern Jewish history, Zionism and Israel, the Holocaust, or modern European history. --Book Jacket
Analysis Jews History 1789-1945 Sources
Jews History 17th century Sources
Jews History 18th century Sources
Jews History Sources 1789-1945
Jews History Sources 17th century
Jews History Sources 18th century
Judaism History Modern period, 1750 -Sources
Judaism History Sources Modern period, 1750-
Jews 1700-1948
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Performer ISBN 0195026322 Pbk
Subject Jews -- History -- 1789-1945 -- Sources.
Jews -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Jews -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Judaism -- History -- Modern period, 1750- -- Sources.
Author Mendes-Flohr, Paul R.
Reinharz, Jehuda.
LC no. 79015050
ISBN 0195026314
0195026322 (paperback)