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Aversion and Erasure
The Fate of the Victim after the Holocaust
Carolyn J. Dean
In Aversion and Erasure, Carolyn J. Dean offers a bold account of how the Holocaust's status as humanity's most terrible example of evil has shaped contemporary discourses about victims in the...



Jews and the Imperial State
Identification Politics in Tsarist Russia
Eugene M. Avrutin
"This absorbing book is a fine contribution to the growing literature on official identification and the administrative life of the state, including its characteristic product, the paper document."—Jane Caplan, University of...



Evolving Nationalism
Homeland, Identity, and Religion in Israel, 1925–2005
Nadav G. Shelef
Evolving Nationalism examines how the idea of Israel as a nation-state has developed within Zionist and Israeli discourse over the past eight decades.



War on Sacred Grounds
Ron E. Hassner
Hassner investigates the causes and properties of conflicts over religious sites that are both venerated and contested; he also proposes potential means for managing these disputes.



A Dark Trace
Sigmund Freud on the Sense of Guilt
Herman Westerink
Figures of the Unconscious, No. 8 Sigmund Freud, in his search for the origins of the sense of guilt in individual life and culture, regularly speaks of "reading a dark trace," thus referring to the Oedipus myth as a myth about the problem of human...



Heresy and the Politics of Community
The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate
Marina Rustow
A new perspective on the factional conflict between two medieval Jewish sects: the Rabbanites and the...



Contested Rituals
Circumcision, Kosher Butchering, and Jewish Political Life in Germany, 1843–1933
Robin Judd
Judd gives us a new understanding of the formation of German political systems, the importance of religious practices to Jewish political leadership, and the interaction of Jews with the German government.



In Defense of Christian Hungary
Religion, Nationalism, and Antisemitism, 1890–1944
Paul A. Hanebrink
In this important historical account of the role that religion played in defining the political life of a modern national society, Paul A. Hanebrink shows how Hungarian nationalists redefined Hungary—a liberal society in the nineteenth century—as a...



The Frank Family That Survived
Gordon F. Sander
Told by the grandson of the head of the family, this is the gripping odyssey of another Frank family from the deceptively good life of Berlin in the 1920s, through the rise of Hitler and their flight to apparently safe Holland, the nightmarish ordeal...



The Sephardic Frontier
The "Reconquista" and the Jewish Community in Medieval Iberia
Jonathan Ray
Reveals a fluid, often volatile society that transcended religious boundaries and attracted Jewish colonists from throughout the peninsula and beyond.



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