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Broadening Jewish History

Todd M. Endelman

Abstract

This book seeks to expand the horizons of modern Jewish historiography by focusing on 'ordinary' rather than exceptional Jews, arguing that what ordinary people did or felt can do more to deepen our understanding of Jewish history than what a few exceptional individuals thought and wrote. The book makes a strong case for comparative history, showing convincingly that only a comparison across national borders can identify the Germanness of German Jewish history or the Englishness of English Jewish history, and thereby reveal what is unique about each. The book redefines the area under considera ... More

Keywords: modern Jewish history, Jews, German Jewish history, English Jewish history, Jewish social history, Holocaust, Israel, ordinary people

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113010
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113010.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd M. Endelman, author