Book Releases – Spring 2012

Brief News

Current Contents: recent articles of Jewish interest and significance

Architectural history, 54, 2011

Ian Campbell and Aonghus MacKechnie, The ‘Great Temple of Solomon’ at Stirling Castle

The Book collector, 60, No. 2, 2011

Stella Halkyard, Red-gold and radiant: the papers of Elaine Feinstein at the John Rylands Library, Manchester

British art journal, XII, No. 2, 2011

Peter Risdon, Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) : dating problems of St. Helena and Cape Town

British journal for the history of philosophy, 19, 5, 2011

Ohad Nachtomy, A tale of two thinkers, one meeting, and three degrees of infinity : Leibniz and Spinoza (1675-8)

British journal for the history of philosophy, 19, 6, 2011

Beth Lord, “Disempowered by nature”: Spinoza on the political capabilities of women

Bulletin of the School of Oriental & African Studies, 74, No. 3, 2011

Daniel Appleyard, Edward Ullendorff, 1920-2011

Cambridge quarterly, 40, No. 4, 2011

Bert Cardullo, Attention, attention : Death of a Salesman and the reputation of Arthur Miller

Culture and religion, 12, 3, 2011

Moshe Sharabi, Culutre, religion, ethnicity and the meaning of work: Jews and Muslims in the Israeli context

Ethics, 121, No. 4, 2011

Philip Pettit, The instability of freedom as a non-interference : the case of Sir Isaiah Berlin

European Judaism, 44, No. 2, 2011

Marc Saperstein, Review essay: ‘Jewish history and historians’

Obituary: Ludwik Finkelstein, OBE (1929-2011)

Financial Times, 18th February 2012

Simon Schama, Matzo ball memories

History today, 61, No. 11, 2011

Tom Grady, Germany’s Jewish soldiers

Anna Sebba, From the archive: Backing the wrong Duke: Philip Guedalla and Edward VIII [reprint of an article by Michael Bloch, Vol. 29, 12, 1979]

Italian studies, 66, No. 3, 2011

Mirna Cicone, Italian Jewish writers revisited and redefined

Journal of contemporary history, 46, No. 4, 2011

Ofer Ashkenazi, Reframing the interwar Peace Movement : the curious case of Albert Einstein

Nir Arielli, Induced to volunteer? The predicament of Jewish communists in Palestine and the Spanish Civil War

Gadi Heimann, From “irresponsible” to “immoral” : the shifts of De Gaulle’s perception of Israel and the Jews

Middle Eastern studies, 47, No. 6, 2011

Yechaim Weiz, The founding father and the general : David Ben Gurion and Moshe Dayan

New York review of books, 24 November 2011

Eyal Press, Rising up in Israel

New York review of books, 12 January 2012

Colin Thubron, Apocalypse city [: on Sebag Montefiore’s ‘Jerusalem’]

New York review of books, 9 February 2012

Robert Pogue Harrison, The book from which our literature springs

New York review of books, 23 February 2012

Jonathan Freedland, An exclusive corner of Hebron

Petits propos culinaires, 94, 2011

Alexandra Grigorieva, Jewish cocktail time: an introduction to early Jewish cookbooks of Ontario

PN review, 203, 2011

Frederic Raphael reads the riots : finesse of fiddles

Review of Middle East Studies, 44, No. 2, 2010

Allon J. Uhlmann, The subversion of Arabic instruction in Jewish schools in Israel

The Rothschild Archive : Review of the year April 2010 to March 201, 2011

Vic Gray, New light on the 1847 election in the City of London

Rachel Boak, The collecting tastes of Baroness Edmond de Rothschild

Tristan Platt, ‘Spanish quicksilver’: a preliminary note. The London market, global trade and the Rotschild monopoly (1830-1850)

Shakespeare quarterly, 62, No. 3, 2011

Zeno Ackermann, Perfomring oblivion / enacting remembrance: the Merchant of Venice in West Germany, 1945 to 1961

Studies in iconography, 32, 2011

Debra Higgs Strickland, Antichrist and the Jew in medieval art and Protestnat propaganda

Times literary supplement, 13 January 2012

Gabriel Josipovici, Symbols of blood [: medieval Christian and Jewish art]

Times literary supplement, 22 February 2012

Caroline Moorehead, The life of Irène Némirovsky, imagined by her daughter

War poetry review, O, No. 2, 2010

Jean Liddiard, Isaac Rosenberg : a personal view of his reputation since 1918, with an unpublished letter to Paul Nash

Yale French studies, Nos 118-119, 2011

Estelle Tarica, Jewish mysticism and the ethics of decolonization in André Schwartz-Bart

 

Bibliography

Antisemitism

A covenient hatred : the history of antisemitism / Phyllis Goldstein. Foreword by Sir Harold Evans. – London: Facing History & Ourselves, 2012. – ISBN 9780981954387 £14.99 410pp

The pinnacle of hatred : the Blood Libel & the Jews / Darren O’Brien. – Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2011. – ISBN 9789654934770 £33.50 468pp

+ Trials of the diaspora : a history of anti-semitism in England / Anthony Julius. – Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. – ISBN 9780199297054 £15 (pbk)  864pp

 

Biblical and Hebrew Studies

Art of Biblical poetry / Revised edition. Robert Alter. – London: Basic Books, 2011. – ISBN 978-0465022564  £11.99 (pbk) 320pp

Gender issues in ancient and Reformation translations of Genesis 1-4 / Helen Kraus. – Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780199600786 £65 256pp

(Oxford Theological Monographs)

The shadow of a great rock : a literary appreciation of the King James Bible / Harold Bloom. – New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780300166835   £18 320pp

The Wisdom Books : Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : a translation with commentary / Robert Alter. – New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2010. – ISBN 9780393068122 £25 560pp

 

Biography and Autobiography

Ben-Gurion : a political life / by Shimon Peres and David Landau. – London: Schocken Books, 2011. – ISBN 9780805242829 £14.99 240pp

(Jewish Encounters)

Goodbye twentieth century / Dannie Abse. – Swansea: Parthian Books, 2011. – ISBN 9781908069726 £9.99 (pbk) 200pp

Joseph Roth : a life in letters / Translated and edited by Michael Hoffman. – London: Granta Books, 2012. – ISBN 9781847083401 £25 512pp

Lucie Rie : modernist potter / Emmanuel Cooper. – New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. – ISBN 9780300152005 £30 384pp

Major/Minor / Alba Arikha. – London: Quartet Books, 2011. – ISBN 9780704372429 £15 216pp

Moshe Dayan : Israel’s controversial hero / Mordechai Bar-On. – New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780300149418  £18.99 224pp

(Yale Jewish lives)

Nikolaus Pevsner : the life / Susie Harries. – London: Chatto & Windus, 2011. – ISBN 9780701168391  £30 880pp

The Patagonian hare : a memoir / By Claude Lanzmann, translated by Frank Wynne. – 2012. – ISBN 9781848875760 £25 528pp

Wandering Jew : the search for Joseph Roth / by Dennis Marks. – London: Notting Hill Editions, 2011. – ISBN 9781907903045 £12

Current Affairs and Sociological

The great partnership / Jonathan Sacks – London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2012. – ISBN 9780340995242 £17.99 384pp

Israel and the European Left : between solidarity and delegitimization / by Colin Shindler. – Oxford: Continuum, 2012. – ISBN 9781441150134 £17.99 256pp

Proust among the nations : from Dreyfus to the Middle East / Jacqueline Rose. – London: University of Chicago Press, 2012. – ISBN 9780226725789 £22.50256pp

(Carpenter Lectures)

Thinking the twentieth century : intellectuals and politics in the twentieth century / Tony Judt   and Timothy Snyder. – London: William Heinemann, 2012. – ISBN 9780434017423  £25 432pp

This is not the way : Jews, Judaism and Israel / David Goldberg. – London: Faber and Faber, 2012. – ISBN 9780571271610 £14.99 288pp

Whatever happened to British Jewish studies? / Edited by Hannah Ewence and Tony Kushner. – London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2012. – ISBN 9780853039549 £50 416pp

(Parkes-Wiener Series on Jewish Studies)

 

General Arts: Bibliography and Reference, Film and Music

Anita Klein : though the looking glass / by Anita Klein. – Nottingham: Five Leaves Publishing, 2011. – ISBN 9781907869211 £24.99 250pp

Arnold Schoenberg / by Bojan Bujic. – Oxford: Phaidon, 2011. – ISBN 0714846147  £15 240pp

The art of time, the art of place : Isaac Bashevis Singer and Marc Chagall – a dialogue / Ruth Dorot; Edited by: Nili Laufert. Translated by: Micaela Ziv. – Brighton: Published by Sussex Academic Press, 2011. – ISBN 9781845194093 £29.95 150pp

Jewish art : a modern history / Samantha Baskind and Larry Silver. – London: Reaktion Books, 2011. – ISBN 9781861898029 £19.95 256pp

Jewish London : a comprehensive guidebook for visitors and Londoners / Rachel Kolsky and Roslyn Rawson. – London: New Holland Publishers Ltd., 2012. – ISBN 978-1847739186 £10.99 224pp

Jewry in music : entry to the profession from the Enlightenment to Richard Wagner / David Conway. – Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. – ISBN 9781107015388 £60 356pp

Judaism and Christian art : aesthetic anxieties from the catacombs to colonialism / by Herbert L. Kessler and David Nirenberg. – Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780812242850 £45.50 456pp

The medieval Haggadah : art, narrative, and religious imagination / Marc Michael Epstein. – New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780300156669 £45 336pp

The music libel against the Jews / Ruth HaCohen. – New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780300167788 US$55 532pp

The new Jew in film : exploring Jewishness and Judaism in contemporary cinema / Nathan Abrams. – London: I.B. Tauris, 2011. – ISBN 9781848855755 £14.99 240pp

Pissarro’s people / Richard Brettell. – London: Prestel, 2011. –  ISBN 9783791351186 £40 304pp

Place, memory and myth in contemporary Israeli cinema / Anat Zanger. – London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2012. – ISBN 9780853038450 £50

 

General: Humour, Travel and Cookery

The Jewish year book 2012 : 5772-5773 / Edited by Elkan D. Levy, Derek Taylor. – London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2012. – ISBN 9780853039044 £35.00 498pp

 

History

The Dreyfus affair : the story of the most infamous miscarriage of justice in French history / Piers Paul Read. – London: Bloomsbury, 2012. – ISBN 9781408801390  £25 416pp

Everything happens in Cable Street / Roger Mills. – Nottingham: Five Leaves Publishing, 2011. – ISBN 9781907869198 £8.99 120pp

French and Jewish : culture and the politics of identity in early twentieth-century France / by Nadia Malinovich. – Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish civilization, 2011. – ISBN 9781906764258 £16.95 (pbk) 292pp

The Golem returns : from German romantic literature to global Jewish culture, 1808-2008 / Cathy S. Gelbin. Detroit: University of Michigan Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780472117598  £57.95 232pp

(Social History, Popular Culture and Politics in Germany)

The hare with amber eyes : a hidden inheritance. Illustrated edition / Edmund de Waal. – London: Chatto & Windus, 2011. – ISBN 9780701187163 £25 432pp

Inquisitorial inquiries : brief lives of secret Jews and other heretics. – Second edition / Edited and translated by Richard L. Kagan and Abigail Dyer. – Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9781421401966 £15.50 228pp

(Heroes and Villains Series)

The Jewish dark continent : life and death in the Russian Pale of Settlement / Nathaniel Deutsch. – Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780674047280   £25.95 390pp[

Jewish entrepreneurship in Salonica, 1912-1940 : an ethnic economy in transition / Orly C. Meron. – Brighton: Sussex Academic Press ,2012. – ISBN 978-1845192617 £85 272pp

A Jew’s best friend? : the image of the dog throughout Jewish history / Rakefet Zalashik and Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman. – Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2012. – ISBN 9781845194017  £45 240pp

The Jews in Poland and Russia. Vol. III: 1914-2008 / Antony Polonsky. – Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish civilization, 2012. – ISBN 9781904113485 £45 986pp

Lithuanian Yeshivas of the nineteenth century : creating a tradition of learning /

Shaul Stampfer. Translated by  Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz. – Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish civilization, 2012. – ISBN 9781874774792 £39.50 416pp

Messianism, secrecy and mysticism : a new interpretation of early American Jewish life / Laura Leibman. – London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2012. – ISBN 9780853038337 £50

On the eve : the Jews of Europe before the Second World War / Bernard Wasserstein. – London: Simon & Schuster, 2012. – ISBN 978-1416594277 £20 448pp

The people of the Book : philosemitism in England, from Cromwell to Churchill / Gertrude Himmelfarb. – Encounter Books, 2011. – ISBN 9781594035708  £15.99 184pp

A place to call my Jewish home : memories of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue 1911-2011 / Pam Fox. – London: Liberal Jewish Synagogue, 2011. – ISBN 9780907443094 £12 (pbk) 320pp

The role of US diplomacy in the lead-up to the Six Day War : balancing moral commitments and national interests / Zaki Shalom. – Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2011. – ISBN 9781845194680 £45 180pp

A shtetl under the sun : the Ashkenazic community of Curaçao / Jeannette van Ditzhuijzen. – Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, 2011. – ISBN 9789460221576 £31.50 248pp

Traces of the past : Montreal’s early synagogues / Sara Ferdman Tauben. – Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2011. – ISBN 9781550653168 £15.99 160pp

 

Holocaust Studies

Fleeing from the Fuhrer : a postal history of refugees from Nazi Germany / William Kaczynski and Charmian Brinson. – London: History Press Ltd., 2011. – ISBN 9780752461953 £17.99 192pp

Jewish self-help and rescue in Nazi-Occupied Western Europe / Bob Moore. – Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780199208234  £32 528pp

+The other Schindlers : why some people chose to save Jews in the Holocaust / Agnes Grunwald-Spier. – London: History Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780752459677 £9.99 (pbk) 288pp

Promised New Zealand : fleeing Nazi persecution / Freya Klier. Translated by Jenny Rawlings. – Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 2010. – ISBN 9781877372766 £18.50 256pp

We all wore stars : memories of Anne Frank from her classmates / Theo Coster. Translated by Marjolijn de Jager. – Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. – ISBN 9780230114449   £13.99 224pp

 

Israel

The Eichmann Trial / Deborah Lipstadt. – London: Schocken Books, 2011. – ISBN 9780805242607 £15 272pp

Eilam’s arc : how Israel became a military technology powerhouse / Uzi Eilam. – Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2011. – ISBN 9781845194628 £49.50 360pp

A new voice for Israel : fighting for the survival of the Jewish nation / Jeremy Ben-Ami. – Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. – ISBN 9780230112742 £16.99 272pp

The Palestinian Arab in/outsiders : media and conflict in Israel / Mustafa Kabha and Dan Caspi. – London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2011. – ISBN 9780853039112  £45 240pp

 

Judaism

A book forged in Hell : Spinoza’s scandalous treatise and the birth of the secular age / Steven Nadler. – Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780691139890 £19.95  304pp

The Eerdmans dictionary of early Judaism / edited by John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow. – Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010. – ISBN 9780802825490 US95 1306pp

How Judaism became a religion : an introduction to modern Jewish thought / Leora Batnitzky. – Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780691130729 £19.95

New American Haggadah / Edited by Jonathan Safran Foer. With a new translation by Nathan Englander. – New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2012. – ISBN 9780316069861 160pp

A passion for Judaism, a Festschrift : essays in honour of Tony Bayfield / edited by Jonathan A. Romain. – London: RSGB Publications, 2011. – £14.95 228pp

The peace and violence of Judaism : from the Bible to modern Zionism / Robert Eisen. – Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780199751471  £18.99  304pp

Sabbatai Zevi : testimonies to a fallen messiah / David J. Halperin. – Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish civilization, 2011. – ISBN 9781904113256 £16.95 (pbk) 246pp

The scandal of Kabbalah : Leon Modena, Jewish mysticism, early modern Venice / Yaacob Dweck. – Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780691145082  £24.95  296pp

(Jews, Christians and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World)

 

Literature

Beatrice and Virgil / by Yann Martel. – Edinburgh: Canongate Books, 2011. – ISBN 9781847677679 £8.99 (pbk) 224pp

Daniel Stein, interpreter : a novel in documents / Ludmila. Translated by Arch Tait. – New York: Overlook Press, 2011. – ISBN 9781590203200 £17.99 408pp

The foreigner : two essays on exile / Richard Sennett. The Jewish ghetto in Venice; the Foreigner. – London: Notting Hill Editions, 2011. – ISBN 9781907903083 £12 114pp

Jew Suss : life, legend, fiction, film / Susan Tegel. – Hambledon Continuum, 2011. – ISBN 9781847250179 £25 304pp

The Jewish annotated New Testament / Edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler. – Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. – ISBN 9780195297706 £22.50 700pp

The Jewish persona in the European imagination : a case of Russian literature / Leonid Livak. – Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010. – ISBN 9780804770552  £53.50 488pp

(Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture)

Journey to Armenia & conversation about Dante / Osip Mandelstam. ‘Mandelstam and the journey’ by Henry Gifford. ‘Journey to Armenia’ translated by Sidney Monas. ‘Coversation about Dante’ translated by Clarence Brown and Robert Hughes. – London: Notting Hill Editions, 2011. – ISBN 9781907903472 £10  192pp

Leonard Cohen : poems and songs / Edited by Robert Faggen. – London: Everyman, 2011. – ISBN 9780307595836 £8.50 245pp

(Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets)

A lovesong for India : tales from east and west / Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. – New York: Little Brown, 2011. – ISBN 9781408703540 £13.99 (pbk) 288pp

Melisande! What are dreams? / Hillel Halkin. – London: Granta Books, 2012. ISBN 9781847084996 £14.99 224pp

+Nemesis / Philip Roth. – London: Vintage, 2011. – ISBN 9780099542261 £7.99 (pbk) 304pp

The Odyssey of Samuel Glass / Bernard Kops. – London: David Paul, 2012. – ISBN 9780954848286 £9.99 (pbk) 256pp

The poetry of Kabbalah : mystical verse from the Jewish tradition / by Peter Cole and Aminadav Dykman. – New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. – ISBN 9780300169164 £20  320pp

(Margellos World Republic of Letters)

The Prague cemetery / Umberto Eco. Translated by Richard Dixon. – London: Harvill Secker,  2011. – ISBN 9781846554919 £20 448pp

Suddenly, a knock on the door / Etgar Keret. Translated by Sondra Silverston, Miriam Shlesinger and Nathan Englander. – London: Chatto & Windus, – ISBN 9780701186678 £12.99 304pp

Travelling light / Nicholas Wright. – London: Nick Hern Books, 2012. – ISBN 9781848422476  £9.99 (pbk) 96pp

Trieste / by Daša Drndić. Translated by Ellen Elias-Bursac. – London: Maclehose Press, 2012. – ISBN 9780857050250 £20 358pp

Until the dawn’s light / Aharon Appelfeld. Translated by Jeffrey M. Green. – London: Schocken Books, 2011. – ISBN 9780805241792 £16.50 232pp

Yasmine / Eli Amir. – London: Peter Halban, 2012. – ISBN 9781905559237 £9.99 436pp

 

Middle East Studies

The Balfour Declaration : the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict / by Jonathan Schneer. – London: Bloomsbury, 2010. – ISBN 9781400065325 £25 464pp

Embracing Israel/Palestine : a strategy to heal and transform the Middle East / Michael Lerner. – North Atlantic Books, 2011. – ISBN 9781583943076 £15.99 320pp

A line in the sand : Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East / James Barr. – London: Simon & Schuster, 2011. – ISBN 9781847374530  £25 464pp

Yiddish and Ladino

From revolution to repression : Soviet Yiddish writing 1917-1952 / Edited by Joseph Sherman. – Nottingham: Five Leaves Publishing, 2012. – ISBN 9781907869570 £9.99 260pp

Twenty-first century Yiddishism : language, identity and the new Jewish studies / Tatjana Soldat-Jaffe. – Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2011. – ISBN 9781845194062  £35 246pp

 

Zionism

+Seeking Zion : modernity and messianic activity in the writings of Zevi Hirsch Kalischer / Jody Myers. – Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish civilization, 2011. – ISBN 9781906764265 £16.95 (pbk) 270pp

The road to apocalypse : the extraordinary journey of Lewis Way / by Stanley and Munro Price. – – London: Notting Hill Editions, 2011. – ISBN 9781907903267 £12 148pp

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