Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The Modernity of Others
    The book traces how German and French Jews employed anti-Catholic polemics to create their own visions of modernity, national belonging, and proper religiosity from the Enlightenment to the early twentieth century.... Learn More
    Published: 6th November 2013
    Hardback | £60.00
  6. Mixing Musics
    This book traces the mixing of musical styles across 20th and 21st-century Istanbul and argues that the Turkish and Ottoman Jewry formed a single genre.... Learn More
    Published: 24th July 2013
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  7. Nineteenth-Century Jewish Literature
    This volume opens our eyes to a dynamic world of Jewish literature in nineteenth-century Europe.... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2013
    Hardback | £91.00
    Paperback | £25.99
  8. A Jewish Life on Three Continents
    An annotated edition of a memoir that relates a fascinating life story and contains a wealth of historical information about late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Jewish life in Eastern Europe, America, and Israel.... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2013
    Hardback | £60.00
  9. Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity
    A pioneering biography of Nathan Birnbaum, one of the central but largely forgotten founders of Zionism, leader in Jewish nationalism, and theoretician of Orthodox political activism.... Learn More
    Published: 9th January 2013
    Hardback | £65.00
  10. The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941
    The story of the turbulent final sixty years of an important, and in many ways representative, Eastern European Jewish community.... Learn More
    Published: 9th January 2013
    Hardback | £69.00
  11. A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish
    The book explores the Christian interest in and engagement with the Yiddish language and literature in early modern Germany (ca. 1500–1750).... Learn More
    Published: 7th November 2012
    Hardback | £60.00
  12. No Justice in Germany
    The diaries of Willy Cohn chronicle the progressive constriction and eventual destruction of Jewish life in Breslau, Germany, under the Nazis.... Learn More
    Published: 10th October 2012
    Hardback | £72.00
  13. In History's Grip
    In History's Grip is a study of three novels by Philip Roth—American Pastoral, I Married a Communist, and The Human Stain—showing that they are built upon the notion of history as disruptive for individuals, cities, and nations... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2012
    Hardback | £47.00
  14. Barricades and Banners
    This book examines the impact of the Revolution of 1905 on the nature and contours of community and self among Jews (and Poles) in Warsaw, Europe's largest Jewish center at the turn of the century.... Learn More
    Published: 8th August 2012
    Hardback | £65.00
  15. Sephardism
    Arguing that the Sephardic experience played a much more vital role in the development of modern nationalism and literary history than has been generally acknowledged, this book demonstrates how modern writers from Europe, the... Learn More
    Published: 11th April 2012
    Hardback | £47.00
  16. Pledges of Jewish Allegiance
    This book examines legal opinions from nineteenth- and twentieth-century Orthodox rabbis on what constitutes legitimate conversion to Judaism and argues that the array of disparate views indicates that these rabbis were not only... Learn More
    Published: 18th January 2012
    Hardback | £33.00
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