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What ifs of Jewish history : from Abraham to Zionism / edited by Gavriel D. Rosenfeld.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: DS102.95 .W44 2016

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    "What if the Exodus had never happened? What if the Jews of Spain had not been expelled in 1492? What if Eastern Europe Jews had never been confined to the Russian Pale of Settlement? What if Adolf Hitler had been assassinated in 1939? What if a Jewish State had been established in Uganda instead of Palestine? Gavriel D. Rosenfeld's pioneering anthology examines how these and other counterfactual questions would have affected the course of Jewish history. Featuring essays by sixteen distinguished scholars in the field of Jewish studies, What Ifs of Jewish History is the first volume to systematically apply counterfactual reasoning to the Jewish past. Written in a variety of narrative styles, ranging from the analytical to the literary, the essays cover three thousand years of dramatic events and invite readers to indulge their imaginations and explore how the course of Jewish history might have been different"-- Provided by publisher.
    Other Title
    What If the Exodus had never happened?
    Format
    Book
    Published
    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
    Contents
    Introduction : Counterfactual history and the Jewish imagination / Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
    What if the Exodus had never happened? / Steven Weitzman
    What if the Temple of Jerusalem had not been destroyed by the Romans? / René Bloch
    What if King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella had not expelled the Jews of Spain in 1492? / Jonathan Ray
    What if the "ghetto" had never been constructed? / Bernard Dov Cooperman
    What if Spinoza had repented? / Eugene R. Sheppard
    What if Russian Jewry had never been confined to the Pale of Jewish Settlement? / Jeffrey Veidlinger
    What if a Christian state had been established in modern Palestine? / Derek Jonathan Penslar
    What if the Jewish state had been established in East Africa? / Adam Rovner
    What if Franz Kafka had immigrated to Palestine? / Iris Bruce
    What if the Palestinian Arab elite had chosen compromise instead of boycott in confronting Zionism? / Kenneth W. Stein
    What if Musa Alami and David Ben-Gurion had agreed on a Jewish-Arab state? / David N. Myers
    What if the Weimar Republic had survived? A chapter from Walther Rathenau's memoir / Michael Brenner
    What if Adolf Hitler had been assassinated in 1939? / Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
    What if the Nazis had won the battle of El Alamein? / Jeffrey Herf
    What if the Final Solution had been completed?: Nazi memory in a victorious Reich / Dirk Rupnow
    What if the Holocaust had been averted? / Jeffrey S. Gurock.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rosenfeld, Gavriel David, 1967- editor.
    Weitzman, Steven, 1965-
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-401) and index.
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Introduction : Counterfactual history and the Jewish imagination / Gavriel D. Rosenfeld -- What if the Exodus had never happened? / Steven Weitzman -- What if the Temple of Jerusalem had not been destroyed by the Romans? / René Bloch -- What if King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella had not expelled the Jews of Spain in 1492? / Jonathan Ray -- What if the "ghetto" had never been constructed? / Bernard Dov Cooperman -- What if Spinoza had repented? / Eugene R. Sheppard -- What if Russian Jewry had never been confined to the Pale of Jewish Settlement? / Jeffrey Veidlinger -- What if a Christian state had been established in modern Palestine? / Derek Jonathan Penslar -- What if the Jewish state had been established in East Africa? / Adam Rovner -- What if Franz Kafka had immigrated to Palestine? / Iris Bruce -- What if the Palestinian Arab elite had chosen compromise instead of boycott in confronting Zionism? / Kenneth W. Stein -- What if Musa Alami and David Ben-Gurion had agreed on a Jewish-Arab state? / David N. Myers -- What if the Weimar Republic had survived? A chapter from Walther Rathenau's memoir / Michael Brenner -- What if Adolf Hitler had been assassinated in 1939? / Gavriel D. Rosenfeld -- What if the Nazis had won the battle of El Alamein? / Jeffrey Herf -- What if the Final Solution had been completed?: Nazi memory in a victorious Reich / Dirk Rupnow -- What if the Holocaust had been averted? / Jeffrey S. Gurock.

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    English
    ISBN
    9781107037625
    110703762X
    Physical Description
    viii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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