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Jacob & Esau : Jewish European history between nation and empire / Malachi Haim Hacohen, Duke University, North Carolina.

Author/creator Hacohen, Malachi Haim, 1957- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionpages cm
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Portion of title Jacob and Esau : Jewish European history between nation and empire
Contents Machine generated contents note: List of figures; Acknowledgments; A note on transliteration from Hebrew to English; Introduction: Jewish European history; 1. Writing Jewish European history; 2. Rabbinic Jacob and Esau, Pagan Rome, and the Christian Empire; 3. Esau, Ishmael, and Christian Europe: Medieval Edom; 4. Waning Edom? Early Modern Christian-Jewish Hybridities; 5. Jacob and Esau and Jewish emancipation, I: 1789-1839; 6. Jacob and Esau and Jewish emancipation, II: 1840-1878; 7. The Austrian Jewish Intelligentsia between empire and nation, 1879-1918; 8. Imperial peoples in an ethnonational age? Jews and other Austrians in the First Republic, 1918-1938; 9. Jacob the Jew: Antisemitism and the end of emancipation, 1879-1935; 10. Esau the Goy: Jewish and German ethnic myths, 1891-1945; 11. Typology and the Holocaust: Erich Auerbach and Judeo-Christian Europe; 12. Postwar Europe: Austria, the Congress for cultural freedom, and the internationalization of European culture; 13. A post-Holocaust breakthrough? Jacob and Esau today; Epilogue: the end of postwar exceptionalism.
Abstract "Jacob and Esau is a profound new account of two millennia of Jewish European history which, for the first time, integrates the cosmopolitan narrative of the Jewish diaspora with that of traditional Jews and Jewish culture. Malachi Haim Hacohen uses the biblical story of the rival twins, Jacob and Esau, and its subsequent retelling by Christians and Jews through the ages as a lens through which to illuminate changing Jewish-Christian relations and the opening and closing of opportunities for Jewish life in Europe. Jacob and Esau tells a new history of a people accustomed for over two-and-a-half millennia to forming relationships, real and imagined, with successive empires but eagerly adapting, in modernity, to the nation-state, and experimenting with both assimilation and Jewish nationalism. In rewriting this history via Jacob and Esau, the book charts two divergent but intersecting Jewish histories that together represent the plurality of Jewish European cultures"-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract "Jacob & Esau is a profound new account of two millennia of Jewish European history which, for the first time, integrates the cosmopolitan narrative of the Jewish diaspora with that of traditional Jews and Jewish culture. Malachi Hacohen uses the biblical story of the rival twins, Jacob and Esau, and its subsequent retelling by Christians and Jews through the ages as lens through which to illuminate changing Jewish-Christian relations and the opening and closing of opportunities for Jewish life in Europe. Jacob & Esau tells a new history of a people accustomed for over two-and-a-half millennia to forming relationships, real and imagined, with successive empires but eagerly adapting, in modernity, to the nation-state, and experimenting with both assimilation and Jewish nationalism. In rewriting this history via Jacob and Esau, the book charts two divergent but intersecting Jewish histories that together represent the plurality of Jewish European cultures"-- Provided by publisher.
Issued in other formebook version : 9781108247214
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LCCN 2018022118
ISBN9781316510377 (hardback)
ISBN1316510379
ISBN9781316649848
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