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The Resource Prophets of the past : interpreters of Jewish history, Michael Brenner ; translated by Steven Rendall

Prophets of the past : interpreters of Jewish history, Michael Brenner ; translated by Steven Rendall

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Prophets of the past : interpreters of Jewish history
Title
Prophets of the past
Title remainder
interpreters of Jewish history
Statement of responsibility
Michael Brenner ; translated by Steven Rendall
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Prophets of the Past is the first book to examine in depth how modern Jewish historians have interpreted Jewish history. Michael Brenner reveals that perhaps no other national or religious group has used their shared history for so many different ideological and political purposes as the Jews. He deftly traces the master narratives of Jewish history from the beginnings of the scholarly study of Jews and Judaism in nineteenth-century Germany; to eastern European approaches by Simon Dubnow, the interwar school of Polish-Jewish historians, and the short-lived efforts of Soviet-Jewish historians; to the work of British and American scholars such as Cecil Roth and Salo Baron; and to Zionist and post-Zionist interpretations of Jewish history. He also unravels the distortions of Jewish history writing, including antisemitic Nazi research into the "Jewish question," the Soviet portrayal of Jewish history as class struggle, and Orthodox Jewish interpretations of history as divinely inspired. --From publisher's description
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brenner, Michael
Dewey number
909/.049240072
Index
index present
LC call number
DS115.5
LC item number
.B7413 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rendall, Steven
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jewish historians
  • Judaism
  • Jews
  • HISTORY
  • Jewish historians
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Judaism
Label
Prophets of the past : interpreters of Jewish history, Michael Brenner ; translated by Steven Rendall
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-295) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jewish history as history of religion: Wissenschaft des Judentums in the service of Reform and emancipation -- Between religion and nation: Graetz and his construction of Jewish history -- The nationalization of Jewish history: the view from the East -- Jewish history without tears? new perspectives in the West -- The return of the nation to its land: Zionist narrative perspectives -- Postmodern influences: a new subjectivity
Control code
655319328
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836611
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612692277
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 269227
  • 22573/cttsr06
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655319328
Label
Prophets of the past : interpreters of Jewish history, Michael Brenner ; translated by Steven Rendall
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-295) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jewish history as history of religion: Wissenschaft des Judentums in the service of Reform and emancipation -- Between religion and nation: Graetz and his construction of Jewish history -- The nationalization of Jewish history: the view from the East -- Jewish history without tears? new perspectives in the West -- The return of the nation to its land: Zionist narrative perspectives -- Postmodern influences: a new subjectivity
Control code
655319328
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836611
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612692277
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 269227
  • 22573/cttsr06
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655319328

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