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publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Hitler's Jewish Refugees Hope and Anxiety in Portugal
ISBN: HB: 9780300244250, Yale University Press, February 2020
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 black&white illus.
This riveting book describes the experience of Jewish refugees as they fled Hitler to live in limbo in Portugal until they could reach safer havens abroad. Drawing attention not only to the social and physical upheavals of refugee life, Kaplan highli...
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£35,00
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Blood Libel On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth
ISBN: HB: 9780674240933, Harvard University Press, January 2020
304 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 30 black&white images
Accusations that Jews ritually killed Christian children emerged in the mid-twelfth century, following the death of twelve-year-old William of Norwich, England, in 1144. Later, continental Europeans added a destructive twist: Jews murdered Christian...
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£31,95
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Irving Berlin New York Genius
ISBN: HB: 9780300180480, Yale University Press, January 2020
424 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called – by George Gershwin, among others – the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. "Berlin has no place in American music", legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; "he is American musi...
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£16,99
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Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Volume 6: Confronting Modernity, 1750-1880
ISBN: HB: 9780300190007, Yale University Press, January 2020
600 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 133 colour images, 59 black&white illus.
A landmark project to collect, translate, and transmit primary material from a momentous period in Jewish culture and civilization, this volume covers what Elisheva Carlebach describes as a period "in which every aspect of Jewish life underwent the m...
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£115,00
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Well Worth Saving American Universities' Life-and-Death Decisions on Refugees from Nazi Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780300243871, Yale University Press, January 2020
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 22 black&white illus.
The United States' role in saving Europe's intellectual elite from the Nazis is often told as a tale of triumph, which in many ways it was. America welcomed Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi, Hannah Arendt and Herbert Marcuse, Rudolf Carnap and Richar...
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£20,00
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Convert's Tale Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy
ISBN: PB: 9780674237537, Harvard University Press, December 2019
352 pp., 21x14 cm, 10 photos, 3 illus.
In 1491 the renowned goldsmith Salomone da Sesso converted to Catholicism. Born in the mid-fifteenth century to a Jewish family in Florence, Salomone later settled in Ferrara, where he was regarded as a virtuoso artist whose exquisite jewelry and lav...
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£39,95
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Glikl Memoirs 1691-1719
ISBN: PB: 9781684580040, ISBN: HB: 9781684580057, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, December 2019
375 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 17 halftones, 6 line drawings
"My dear children, I write this for you in case your dear children or grandchildren come to you one of these days, knowing nothing of their family. For this reason I have set this down for you here in brief, so that you might know what kind of people...
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£15,00
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Jewish Woman of Distinction The Life and Diaries of Zinaida Poliakova
ISBN: HB: 9781684580026, ISBN: PB: 9781684580019, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, December 2019
400 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 17 halftones, 6 line drawings
Zinaida Poliakova (1863-1953) was the eldest daughter of Lazar Solomonovich Poliakov, one of the three brothers known as the Russian Rothschilds. They were moguls who dominated Russian finance and business and built almost a quarter of the railroad l...
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£68,00
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£23,00
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Becoming Diaspora Jews Behind the Story of Elephantine
ISBN: HB: 9780300243512, Yale University Press, November 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
This book tells the story of the earliest Jewish diaspora in Egypt in a way it has never been told before. The colony that lived at Elephantine Island in the fifth century BCE is an icon of the Jewish diaspora, but there is something unusual about it...
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£50,00
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Harvey Milk His Lives and Death
ISBN: PB: 9780300248555, ISBN: HB: 9780300222616, Yale University Press, November 2019
304 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 15 black&white illus.
Harvey Milk – eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck – was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the a...
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