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Title Jacob L. Talmon : mission and testimony : political essays / foreword by Isaiah Berlin ; edited by David Ohana
Published Eastbourne, England : Sussex Academic Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource (416 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword: Isaiah Berlin -- A Tribute to My Friend; Introduction: The Historian as an Intellectual -- David Ohana; Jacob L. Teaman's Political Essays; Part One The Nature of Jewish History; Prophetism and Ideology -- The Jewish Presence in History; The Nature of Jewish History -- Its Universal Significance; The Jewish Intellectuals in Politics -- New Factors in an Ancient Tradition; Jews between "Right" and "Left"; Suggestion for Isolating the Jewish Component in World History; Part Two From Anti-Semitism to the Holocaust
Mission and Testimony -- The Universal Significance of Modern Anti-SemitismThe New Anti-Semitism; European History -- Seedbed of the Holocaust; Part Three Israel between War and Peace; For Total Peace in the Middle East; Israel and the Arab World; Domestic and International Politics -- A Presentation; Reflections of an Historian in Jerusalem; Sadat's Peace Initiative and Its Aftermath; Part Four Intellectual and Political Debates; The Argument between Arabs and Jews: An Exchange between Arnold Toynbee and J.L. Talmon; An Open Letter to the Minister of Information; The Mideast War -- A Rejoinder
"The Homeland is in Danger" -- An Open Letter to Menahem Begin Part Five Profiles in History; The Ordeal of Sir Lewis Namier -- The Man, the Historian, the Jew; Andrei Sakharov's Ordeal; Bibliography of J.L. Talmon
Summary Talmon was chosen by an international committee of scholars as one of the twenty major historians of the twentieth century, declaring that "his historiography was a convincing apologia for human freedom." He owes his fame primarily to his magnum opus, the trilogy that began with The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy, continued with Political Messianism and concluded with The Myth of the Nation and the Vision of Revolution. This edited collection of Talmon's essays comprises the following: Part I, "The Nature of Jewish history", deals with the Jewish presence in history, the universal significa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Talmon, J. L. (Jacob Leib), 1916-1980.
Talmon, J. L. (Jacob Leib), 1916-1980
Jewish historians -- Israel
Jews -- History -- Historiography
Jews -- History.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Jewish historians
Jews -- Historiography
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Berlin, Isaiah, 1909-1997, author of introduction, etc.
Ohana, David, editor
ISBN 9781782842132