The Jewish Contribution to Civilization: Reassessing an Idea

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The biblical idea of a distinct 'Jewish contribution to civilization' continues to engage Jews and non-Jews alike. This book seeks neither to document nor to discredit the notion, but rather to investigate the idea itself as it has been understood from the seventeenth century to the present. It explores the role that the concept has played in Jewish self-definition, how it has influenced the political, social, and cultural history of the Jews and of others, and whether discussion of the notion still has relevance in the ...

The Jewish Contribution to Civilization: Reassessing an Idea 2012, The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781906764432

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The Jewish Contribution to Civilization: Reassessing an Idea 2008, Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9781904113522

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