Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture

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  1. Yosef Haim Brenner
    Based on previously unexploited primary sources, this is the first comprehensive biography of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the pioneers of Modern Hebrew literature. Born in 1881 to a poor Jewish family in Russia, Brenner published... Learn More
    Published: 17th December 2014
    Hardback | £69.00
  2. The Jews and the Bible
    Despite its deceptively simple title, this book ponders the thorny issue of the place of the Bible in Jewish religion and culture. By thoroughly examining the complex link that the Jews have formed with the Bible, Jewish scholar... Learn More
    Published: 26th November 2014
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  3. An Early Self
    What role has Jewish intellectual culture played in the development of modern Romance literature? Susanne Zepp seeks to answer this question through an examination of five influential early modern texts written between 1499 and... Learn More
    Published: 19th November 2014
    Hardback | £60.00
  4. Jewish Rights, National Rites
    In its full-color poster for elections to the All-Russian Jewish Congress in 1917, the Jewish People's Party depicted a variety of Jews in seeking to enlist the support of the broadest possible segment of Russia's Jewish population.... Learn More
    Published: 29th October 2014
    Hardback | £90.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  5. Emissaries from the Holy Land
    For Jews in every corner of the world, the Holy Land has always been central. But that conviction was put to the test in the eighteenth century when Jewish leaders in Palestine and their allies in Istanbul sent rabbinic emissaries... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2014
    Hardback | £60.00
  6. Memoirs of a Grandmother
    This is the second volume of an unabridged, critical edition of Pauline Wengeroff's Memoirs of a Grandmother, the only full-scale memoir by a woman to chronicle Russian Jewish society's shift from traditionalism to modernity through... Learn More
    Published: 17th September 2014
    Hardback | £56.00
  7. Sephardi Lives
    This ground-breaking documentary history contains over 150 primary sources originally written in 15 languages by or about Sephardi Jews. Designed for use in the classroom, these documents offer students an intimate view of how... Learn More
    Published: 27th August 2014
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  8. A Question of Tradition
    The first comprehensive, comparative study of women poets in Yiddish, A Question of Tradition shows the important role that women Yiddish poets played in the creation of Jewish literary tradition.... Learn More
    Published: 23rd July 2014
    Hardback | £60.00
  9. Mediterranean Enlightenment
    This study of Jewish responses to Enlightenment ideals and political reforms, focused on the prominent Mediterranean community of Livorno, illuminates dynamics of integration and separation that complicate narratives about the... Learn More
    Published: 18th June 2014
    Hardback | £60.00
  10. An Unpromising Land
    Promised Land questions the prevailing assumption that Eastern European Jews were motivated by Zionism to immigrate to Palestine in the early twentieth century.... Learn More
    Published: 11th June 2014
    Hardback | £60.00
  11. Jewish Spain
    Hardback | £60.00
  12. Jewish Pasts, German Fictions
    This is a study of German historical novels about Jewish history from the 1800s through the Holocaust.... Learn More
    Published: 19th March 2014
    Hardback | £60.00
  13. To Tell Their Children
    This book brings together a uniquely wide variety of sources, including historical chronicles, gravestones, ritual objects, liturgy, popular songs and more, to sketch a portrait of the ways in which Jews of this storied, populous,... Learn More
    Published: 26th February 2014
    Hardback | £60.00
  14. The Business of Identity
    This book seeks to revolutionize the way scholars use the treasure trove of the Cairo Geniza, the largest and richest store of documentary evidence for the medieval Islamic world.... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2014
    Hardback | £60.00
  15. The Parable and Its Lesson
    S.Y. Agnon was the greatest Hebrew writer of the twentieth century, and the only Hebrew writer to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. He devoted the last years of his life to writing a massive cycle of stories about Buczacz,... Learn More
    Published: 8th January 2014
    Hardback | £60.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  16. Rhinestones, Religion, and the Republic
    Through an examination of North African Jewish youth practices in Paris, Rhinestones explains the production of race, alienation, and intolerance within an understudied European minority population.... Learn More
    Published: 18th December 2013
    Hardback | £60.00
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