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The Jews: History, Memory, and the Present (European Prespectives: A Series in Social Thought & Cultural Criticism)

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Pierre Vidal-Naquet, internationally celebrated author of Assassins of Memory: Essays on the Denial of the Holocaust, here takes readers on a fascinating journey through key phases of Jewish history over more than two millennia. Drawing on a vast reservoir of historical knowledge, Vidal-Naquet unravels a series of myths and ideologies that have become entangled with Jewish history over the centuries. The Jews covers subjects as deep in the past as the Jewish encounter with Hellenization in the second century B.C.E., and as current as modern-day Israeli-Palestinian relations. The Jews opens in the classical period, looking in particular at the work of Flavius Josephus, who wrote the original account of the events at Masada. Resisting the powerful currents of ideological orthodoxy, Vidal-Naquet examines what he views as Israeli nationalist distortions of the historical and archaeological record at Masada. In the promotion of an ideal of Jewish unity in the ancient world, he contends, some have chosen to ignore evidence of pluralism, civil strife, and the power of the Diaspora experience in the Jewish past. The book continues with an engaging discussion of the era of Jewish emancipation in Europe, during the French Revolution and thereafter, in which Vidal-Naquet explores the complex meanings of emancipation and assimilation. Employing previously unexamined material written by Alfred Dreyfus himself, he continues with a reevaluation of the Dreyfus affair, the episode of anti-Semitism and betrayal that shook France at the turn of the century. The Jews explores books, films, and eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust, including works by Arno Mayer, Claude Lanzmann, and Primo Levi. The booklooks also at a recently published wartime journal by Vidal-Naquet's father, written in the years before he was deported. Vidal-Naquet is equally concerned with the disturbing phenomenon of Holocaust denial, pointing to the question of the gas chambers as central to refuting r

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-307) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231102094
Translator:
Curtis, David Ames
Foreword:
Berman, Paul
Translator:
Curtis, David Ames
Foreword by:
Berman, Paul
Foreword:
Berman, Paul
Author:
Vidal-Naquet, Pierre
Author:
Berman, Paul
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Jewish-Arab relations
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
France Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Religion Western-Jewish History
Copyright:
Series:
European Prespectives: A Series in Social Thought & Cultural Criticism
Series Volume:
84-397
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.78x5.82x.92 in. 1.05 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » France » General
History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust
Religion » Judaism » History
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