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Introduction: History, Memory, and What Lies in Between

David N. Myers

in The Stakes of History: On the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300228939
eISBN:
9780300231403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228939.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Introduction begins with the simple question that opens Marc Bloch’s classic book The Historian’s Craft: “What is the use of history?” This question has assumed particular urgency in the past ... More


Book Reviews: Jewish History and Jewish Memory: Essays in Honor of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

John M. Carlebach (ed.)

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter briefly reviews a volume of essays, entitled Jewish History and Jewish Memory: Essays in Honor of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi. It provides thumbnail descriptions of some of the articles that ... More


The Stakes of History: On the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life

David N. Myers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300228939
eISBN:
9780300231403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Why do we study history? What is the role of the historian in the contemporary world? These questions prompted David N. Myers’s illuminating and poignant call for the relevance of historical research ... More


Introduction

Jeremy Cohen

in Rethinking European Jewish History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113560
eISBN:
9781800342651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113560.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the field of Jewish history that has developed in relation to the experiences of the Jews, including the matter and manner that historians study it. It explains the history of ... More


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