Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe
By (author) Derek J. Penslar
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Shylock's Children by Derek J. Penslar
Book DescriptionThroughout much of European history. Jews have been strongly associated with commerce and the money trade, rendered both visible and vulnerable, like Shakespeare's Shylock, by their economic distinctiveness. Shylock's Children tells the story of Jewish perceptions of this economic difference and its effects on modern Jewish identity. Derek Penslar explains how Jews in modern Europe developed the notion of a distinct "Jewish economic man," an image that grew ever more complex and nuanced between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520225909
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Derek J. Penslar
Israel in History, Paperback (October 2006)
Contains a collection of essays that provide a comparative historical analysis of Israel's history. The essays in this work tackle the often contentious issues of the nature of Zionism, whether Israel is a colonial state, historiography and antisemitism as well social and cultural developments.
Israeli Historical Revisionism, Hardback (November 2002)
A collection of essays identifying and discussing the change that occurred around the late 1980s when Israeli historians began disputing the events surrounding the creation of the State of Israel at the time of the 1948 war. Other related topics are
In Search of Jewish Community, Paperback (June 1998)» View all books by Derek J. Penslar
Presents the re-emerging sense of community within the German-speaking Jewish population of Germany and Austria in the two decades after World War I. This book shows that while Jews may have experienced a deepening sense of impending crisis and economic decline, a renewal of Jewish communal life took place as new groupings sprang up.
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Author Biography - Derek J. Penslar
Derek J. Penslar is Samuel Zacks Associate Professor of Jewish History at the University of Toronto and author of Zionism and Technocracy: The Engineering of Jewish Settlement in Palestine 1870-1918 (1991). He coedited In Search of Jewish Community: Jewish Identities in Germany and Austria, 1918-1933 (1998).
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