Enlightenment and Diaspora: The Armenian and Jewish Cases

Front Cover
Richard G. Hovannisian, David N. Myers
Scholars Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 283 pages
0 Reviews
Scholars address the comparative historical paths of Jews and Armenians in absorbing and disseminating the values of the Enlightenment', and challenge conventional assumptions about the Enlightenment movement in Central and Western Europe. They explore the relationship between traditional religious sensibilities and new Enlightenment values, and the relationship among Enlightenment, diaspora, and nationalism. Material emerged out of a conference held at the University of California-Los Angeles in November 1995. Formerly distributed by Scholars Press (now defunct); the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies now distributes this volume and others in the series.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Enlightenment and Diaspora The Jewish
1
The Diaspora
45
Enlightenment and Historical Thought
87
Commentary
125
Some
131
The PseudoEnlightenment and the Question
181
A Comparative Approach to the Jewish
209
Economic and Occupational Aspects of the Jewish
223
The Case
241
Commentary
265
Contributors
271
Copyright

About the author (1999)

Richard G. Hovannisian is distinguished professor of Armenian and Near Eastern history at the University of California, Los Angeles. He served as the associate director of the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies from 1978 to 1995. A member of the UCLA faculty since 1962, he has organized the undergraduate and graduate programs in Armenian and Caucasian history. In 1987, Professor Hovannisian was appointed the first holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History at the UCLA. Among his many works, Hovannisian is the author of "Armenia on the Road to Independence, The Republic of Armenia (in three volumes), The Armenian Holocaus"t and he has edited and contributed to "The Armenian Image in History and Literature, The Armenian Genocide in Perspective, The Armenian Genocide: History, Politics, Ethics; The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, "and "Remembrance and Denial: The Case of the Armenian Genocide" (1998).

Bibliographic information