Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Volume XV: People of the City

Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Volume XV: People of the City : Jews and the Urban Challenge

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The Jews have been an urban people par excellence, and their influence on the urban landscape is unmistakable. Who can imagine modern Vienna, Berlin, Warsaw, or New York, to name just a few examples, without their large, vibrant, and creative Jewish populations? Conversely, the urban experience has been a decisive factor in modern Jewish history. Like others in the series, this book presents current scholarship in the form of a symposium, essays, and book reviews by distinguished experts in Jewish studies from around the world. Published annually by the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Studies in Contemporary Jewry continues to be an invaluable resource for scholars of modern history and more

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  • Hardback | 286 pages
  • 167.6 x 229.1 x 23.6mm | 630.5g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195134680
  • 9780195134681

About Ezra Mendelsohn

The Studies in Contemporary Jewry series is edited by Jonathan Frankel, Peter Y. Medding and Ezra Mendelsohn, professors of Jewish history, society and politics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Volume XV is edited by Ezra more

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This rich and broad collection defines the influence of the Jews on the urban landscape ... These essays ask interesting questions and provide competent answers * Journal of Interdisciplinary History *show more