This expanded edition contains a diverse collection of primary materials that traces Jewish experience in the modern period and illustrates the transformation of Jewish religion and culture from the 17th century until the end of World War II.This expanded edition contains a diverse collection of primary materials that traces Jewish experience in the modern period and illustrates the transformation of Jewish religion and culture from the 17th century until the end of World War II.Read Less
Very good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 576 p. Audience: General/trade. paperback, covers with edge curling, clean unmarked pages but first 50 pages with corner crease, tight binding, slight curl to volume from storage....Free Post Office Delivery Confirmation. Shipped in a padded envelope and packaged in bubble wrap.
This book is the basic source book for my class in Jewish philosphy and history; it does a great job of extracting the kernel of important origiinal documents, with background to explain the context.
Apr 10, 2008
Great source material
I have taken several courses in Jewish history, and many teachers seem to like this book. Mendes-Flohr and Reinharz compiled a broad range of primary source materials including letters, fragments of essays, maps, pieces Legislation, and poetry to flesh out each topic area of the book. For every section of the book there is a well written introductory page which gives historical context to the documents that follow, and highlights some of the changing ideas that they call modern history. Also each piece has a series of explanatory footnotes, which describe the author and how their writings fit into the topic.
This second edition features more material in the appendices, including data which represents recent scholarship. I found myself particularly interested in demographics of Eastern European communities, immigration statistics at the fin-de-siecle, etc.
Overall, I would recommend that students overlook the price tag. The book will serve you well in your studies.
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