Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Volume X: Reshaping the Past: Jewish History and the Historians

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Jonathan Frankel
Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dec 29, 1994 - History - 464 pages
Published annually by the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, this acclaimed series includes symposia, articles, book reviews, and lists of recent dissertations by major scholars of Jewish history from around the world. This brilliant collection of essays examines the dialogue between Jewish history and historiography in terms of changing national and popular myths, folk memory, and historical consciousness of Jews in modern times. From essays dealing with the origins of Jewish historiography in the 19th century, to its contemporary perspectives and methodologies, this book provides a great overview and varied insights into the field.

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The Studies in Contemporary Jewry series is edited by Jonathan Frankel, Eli Lederhendler, Peter Y. Medding, and Ezra Mendelsohn, who teach Jewish history, society, and politics at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Jonathan Frankel, the editor of Volume XX, is the Tamara and Saveli Grinberg
Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and Professor Emeritus at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University. He is author of a number of books including The Damascus Affair: "Ritual Murder," Politics and the Jews in 1840. The symposium is co-edited by Dan Diner,
Professor of History at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and director of the Simon-Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig.

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