Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought - Writings on Identity, Politics, and Culture, 1893-1958 / Edited by Moshe Behar

Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought

Writings on Identity, Politics, and Culture, 1893-1958

Edited by Moshe Behar & Zvi Ben-Dor Benite

יצא לאור ע"י הוצאת Brandeis University Press , בשנת 2013, מכיל 272 עמודים, English Books »







ללא דירוג ללא דירוג
0 בנים   0 בנות
144 התעניינו בספר

תקציר הספר
This volume opens the canon of modern Jewish thought to the all too often overlooked writings of Jews from the Arab East, from the close of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. Whether they identified as Sephardim, Mizrahim, anticolonialists, or Zionists, these thinkers engaged the challenges and transformations of Middle Eastern Jewry in this decisive period.

Moshe Behar and Zvi Ben-Dor Benite present Jewish culture and politics situated within overlapping Arabic, Islamic, and colonial contexts. The editors invite the reader to reconsider contemporary evocations of Levantine, Mizrahi, and Arab Jewish identities against the backdrop of writings by earlier Middle Eastern Jewish intellectuals who critically assessed or contested the implications of Western presence and Western Jewish presence in the Middle East; religion and secularization; and the rise of nationalism, communism, and Zionism, as well as the State of Israel.










©2006-2015 לה"ו בחזקת חברת סימניה - המלצות ספרים אישיות בע"מ