Jewish Conundrum in World History by Alexander Militarev
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Jewish Conundrum in World History
By Alexander Militarev

The Jewish Conundrum in World History

By (author) See other recent books by Alexander Militarev
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $63.72
Your Price: $57.35 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $6.95 per order
You Save: $6.37! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.87 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days



Jewish Conundrum in World History by Alexander Militarev

Book Description

Following what may be conventionally called the Jewish ethno-cultural model and tracing its performance throughout history, Alexander Militarev's book is the first scholarly attempt to apply a synthetic, comprehensive approach to the Jewish phenomenon - an alternative to the metaphysical and religious ones - and to evaluate it in the comparative context. In highlighting the unique and disproportionately great Jewish contributions (and the recent Russian Jewish contribution, in particular) to the human civilisation, it poses as its main question: 'Why the Jews?' Militarev dedicates his book to the analysis of the Jewish phenomenon, its manifold reasons and consequences, couched as an essay replete with unexpected conclusions and debatable hypotheses. Laying bare the 'kitchen' of scholarly research, Militarev embarks on a scholarly adventure akin to a film-noir who-dunnit, complete with intrigue, the need for stringent self-control, inexorable doubts, the thrill of the chase after the enigma's solution.

Buy Jewish Conundrum in World History book by Alexander Militarev from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781934843437
ISBN-10: 1934843431
Classification: General & world history , Jewish studies
Format: Hardback (234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Academic Studies Press
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2010
Country of Publication: United States

You might also like...

Anti-Judaism by David Nirenberg Anti-Judaism by David Nirenberg

A powerful history that shows anti-Judaism to be a central way of thinking inthe Western tradition.

Partner in Holiness by Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater Partner in Holiness by Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater

Brings together the teachings of Hasidic master Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev and the practice of mindfulness meditation. Covering the Five Books of Moses, these two volumes present accessible translations of selections from Kedushat Levi with Rabbi Slater's commentaries and spiritual practices to illuminate their message.

Anti-Semitism and its Metaphysical Origins by David Patterson Anti-Semitism and its Metaphysical Origins by David Patterson

This book articulates a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of Jew hatred as a metaphysical aspect of the human soul.

Judaism in Transition by Carmel Chiswick Judaism in Transition by Carmel Chiswick

"Judaism in Transition" places American Judaism in its economic context and shows how the decisions of individual Jews, as they respond to economic incentives, have shaped a community that is characterized by innovative ways of observing ancient religious traditions.

» View more books like these...

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Jewish Conundrum in World History book by Alexander Militarev and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Alexander Militarev

Alexander Militarev is a linguist, lecturer, University educator, and researcher in comparative Semitic and Afroasiatic linguistics, Jewish, Biblical, Near Eastern, African studies and the application of linguistic methods to ethno-cultural history. Militarev is the author of, among many publications, the Comparative and Historical Lexicon of Afroasiatic Languages and the Semitic Etymological Dictionary and a professor of History and Philology of the Ancient East at the Institute of Oriental and Classic Studies of the Russian State University for the Humanities and Head of the Center for Hebrew and Related Ethno-Linguistic Studies in the Institute of Linguistics of the same University. Since 2001, he has served as the head of the Semitic and Afroasiatic section of the American-Russian Project "Evolution of Human Languages" in The Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, NM); from 1994 to 2009 he was also President of the Jewish University in Moscow.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Alexander Militarev close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close