The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 8: Crisis and Creativity between World Wars, 1918-1939

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 8: Crisis and Creativity between World Wars, 1918-1939

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Overview

The Posen Library's groundbreaking anthology series—called "a feast of Jewish culture, in ten volumes" by the Chronicle of Higher Education—here explores the variety, breadth, and depth of Jewish creativity between the first and second world wars

“A herculean task to assemble such a mighty anthology. This volume argues for the richness and variety in Jewish political, cultural, and aesthetic life.”—Lila Corwin Berman, Temple University

"Readers seeking primary texts, documents, images, and artifacts constituting Jewish culture and civilization will not be disappointed. More important, they might even be inspired. . . . This set will serve to improve teaching and research in Jewish studies at institutions of higher learning and, at the same time, promote, maintain, and improve understanding of the Jewish population and Judaism in general." —Booklist, Starred Review

An anthology of Jewish culture between the world wars, the editors’ selections convey the variety, breadth, and depth of Jewish creativity in those tempestuous decades. Despite—or perhaps because of—external threats, Jews fought vigorously over religion, politics, migration, and their own relation to the state and to one another. The texts, translated from many languages, span a wide range of politics, culture, literature, and art. This collection examines what was simultaneously a tense and innovative period in modern Jewish history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300135527
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 04/07/2020
Series: Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization
Pages: 1384
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.25(d)

About the Author

James Hill has enjoyed over 30 years as a writer/editor in the comics and licensed publishing fields, beginning his professional life as a scriptwriter on Marvel UK's best-selling Transformers comic. He has written stories for such internationally recognized brands as Masters of the Universe, My Little Pony, The Muppets, The Smurfs, Donald Duck, Spider-Man, and Power Rangers. In recent times, he has provided comic scripts and text stories for the best-selling Doctor Who Adventures and is currently writing feature articles for Marvel Fact Files, The DC Comics Super Hero Collection, The Marvel Movie Collection, and other comic-themed publications.

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