A People Apart

A Political History of the Jews in Europe 1789-1939


Author: David Vital

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199246816

Category: History

Page: 944

View: 6928

A controversial look at 150 years of Jewish history in Europe, leading up to the Holocaust.

People Apart, A

Chosenness and Ritual in Jewish Philosophical Thought


Author: Daniel H. Frank

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438403208

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 7903

A People Apart

Spiritual Formation of a People of God: 1 Chronicles


Author: Alex Tang

Publisher: Tusitala

ISBN: 9814765090

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 5366

The narratives in 1 Chronicles covered a turbulent period in the biblical history of Israel. They also documented remarkable interventions by God as He spiritually formed the Judeans to become His chosen people. The narratives contain many lessons for us as we too are living in very turbulent times. In this frantic, stressful and ever-changing world, these reflections offer helpful guide in every pilgrim's spiritual formation to beomce like Christ and to become a people of God.

A People Apart


Author: Kathleen Kenna

Publisher: Sommerville House Pub.


Category: Old Order Mennonites

Page: 64

View: 746

This book contains a series of photographs that create an unusual portrait of Old Order Menonite life. The pictures were taken after a friendship and trust gained from years of visiting communiites and attending services.

A People Set Apart

Scotch-Irish in Eastern Ohio : from the Forks of the Yough to the Killing Fields of Georgia


Author: Lorle Porter

Publisher: Equine Graphics Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781887932752

Category: History

Page: 968

View: 2184

In the late 1700s, the Ohio Country beckoned to thousands of immigrants who longed for a piece of land and the right to live by their beliefs. The trail of their migration into this promised land is the basis for the complete story of the Scotch-Irish and their contributions to Eastern Ohio. This book provides a truly amazing resource for the genealogist with Scotch-Irish roots. Over 3,000 individuals (indexed by surname) participate in the story, and Dr. Porter has included excellent personal and anecdotal information about many of the families and individuals. The men in the soldier list of the Appendix are also cross-referenced to the Names Index, enabling researchers to establish service dates, and final disposition of these men, if known.

Post-revolutionary Europe



Author: Martyn Lyons

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137019808

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 726

Martyn Lyons offers a fresh interpretation of European history in the half-century following the fall of Napoleon. Instead of seeing the period in traditional terms of Restoration and Reaction, this new account emphasizes the problems of remembering and forgetting the recent revolutionary and Napoleonic past, and of either incorporating or rejecting its legacy. Post-Revolutionary Europe: - makes interesting comparisons and contrasts between the fall of the French Empire in 1815 and the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1989-91 - examines the new forms of popular participation in political life which developed between the 1830 and 1848 Revolutions, as a broad public sphere of action was created - offers a series of thematic chapters which discuss key topics such as peasants and artisans, the bourgeois family, nationalism, the growth of cities, and European Jewry - covers a wide geographical context, from Britain to the Balkans and from Portugal to Russia. Illustrated throughout, this clear and engaging text is essential reading for all those with an interest in this important period of European history.

The Picts

A History


Author: Tim Clarkson

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 1907909036

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Picts were an ancient nation who ruled most of northern and eastern Scotland during the Dark Ages. Despite their importance in Scottish history they remain shrouded in an aura of myth and misconception. IN the ninth century they were absorbed by the kingdom of the Scots and lost their unique identity, their language and their vibrant artistic culture. The Pictish nation seemingly vanished, leaving few traces but many unanswered questions. The most puzzling of these questions surround the great monuments that still survive in the landscape of modern Scotland: standing stones decorated with incredible skill and covered with enigmatic symbols. These stones are the vivid memorials of a powerful and gifted people who have bequeathed no chronicles to tell their story, no sagas to describe the deed of their kings and heroes. Pictish history is recorded only in fragments presented by writers whose lords and masters were often bitter enemies of the Picts. Here, the various fragments are drawn together to tell the story of this mysterious people from their emergence in Roman times to their eventual disappearance.

Alle Menschen sind gleich - erfolgreiche nicht

Die verblüffenden kulturellen Ursachen von Erfolg


Author: Amy Chua,Jed Rubenfeld

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593422794

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 9917

Warum sind Einwanderer aus China und dem Iran Gewinnertypen und die aus anderen Nationen oft nicht? »Tigermutter« Amy Chua und ihr Mann Jed Rubenfeld haben eine überraschende Antwort. Erfolg hat, wer drei Dinge mit auf den Weg bekommt: das Gefühl kollektiver Überlegenheit, gepaart mit einer tiefen Unsicherheit gegenüber der neuen Gesellschaft und nicht zuletzt einer guten Portion Selbstdisziplin. Das Gute: Das Erfolgsprinzip ist kulturell geprägt, aber dennoch übertragbar und kann uns auch hierzulande eine Lehre sein. Vorausgesetzt, wir haben den nötigen Biss!

Building Up the Church

Live Experiments in Faith, Hope, and Love


Author: Sam Ewell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556358776

Category: Religion

Page: 70

View: 2796

Building Up the Church: Live Experiments in Faith, Hope, and Love, the companion volume to Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's book, New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today's Church (2008), is a practical study guide to invite the church to imagine that "another ways is possible" as it lives into its identity as "God's peculiar people" (Titus 2:14). Its stories, reflection questions, and suggested exercises are designed to catalyze local churches and Christian communities into becoming "laboratories for the gospel kingdom"--that is, communities that serve the living God and their neighbors by carrying out experiments in faith, hope, and love.

Jüdische Geschichtsschreibung heute

Themen, Positionen Kontroversen : ein Schloss Elmau-Symposion


Author: Michael Brenner,David N. Myers

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406488788

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 308

View: 8000

The Chinatown War

Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871


Author: Scott Zesch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199942692

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1617

In October 1871, a simmering, small-scale turf war involving three Chinese gangs exploded into a riot that engulfed the small but growing town of Los Angeles. A large mob of white Angelenos, spurred by racial resentment, rampaged through the city and lynched some 18 people before order was restored. In The Chinatown War, Scott Zesch offers a compelling account of this little-known event, which ranks among the worst hate crimes in American history. The story begins in the 1850s, when the first wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in Los Angeles in the wake of the 1849 California gold rush. Upon arrival, these immigrants usually took up low-wage jobs, settled in the slum neighborhood of the Calle de los Negros, and joined one of a number of Chinese community associations. Though such associations provided job placement and other services to their members, they were also involved in extortion and illicit businesses, including prostitution. In 1870 the largest of these, the See-Yup Company, imploded in an acrimonious division. The violent succession battle that ensued, as well as the highly publicized torture of Chinese prostitute Sing-Ye, eventually provided the spark for the racially motivated riot that ripped through L.A. Zesch vividly evokes the figures and events in the See-Yup dispute, deftly situates the riot within its historical and political context, and illuminates the workings of the early Chinese-American community in Los Angeles, while simultaneously exploring issues that continue to trouble Americans today. Engaging and deeply researched, The Chinatown War above all delivers a riveting story of a dominant American city and the darker side of its early days that offers powerful insights for our own time.

The Structure of Cuban History

Meanings and Purpose of the Past


Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469608863

Category: History

Page: 352

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In this expansive and contemplative history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. argues that the country's memory of the past served to transform its unfinished nineteenth-century liberation project into a twentieth-century revolutionary metaphysics. The ideal of national sovereignty that was anticipated as the outcome of Spain's defeat in 1898 was heavily compromised by the U.S. military intervention that immediately followed. To many Cubans it seemed almost as if the new nation had been overtaken by another country's history. Memory of thwarted independence and aggrievement--of the promise of sovereignty ever receding into the future--contributed to the development in the early republic of a political culture shaped by aspirations to fulfill the nineteenth-century promise of liberation, and it was central to the claim of the revolution of 1959 as the triumph of history. In this capstone book, Perez discerns in the Cuban past the promise that decisively shaped the character of Cuban nationality.

The Rabbi of Worms


Author: M. K. Hammond

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630870838

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 5339

Six-year-old Josef is tormented by bullies. He is rescued from his misery by an older boy, Mosche, who lives in the Jewish quarter of Worms, a city on the Rhein River. The two boys and Mosche's sister Miriam become friends, spending time together as Mosche teaches Josef to read. Miriam herself learns eagerly, though few of her eleventh-century contemporaries think it desirable to educate girls. The boys are excited to meet the beloved Rabbi Scholomo of Troyes. He is called the rabbi of Worms by the local Jews since he once studied and taught in their city. Josef and Mosche maintain their friendship, even as citizen armies of Christians inflict violence on Jews during the early days of the First Crusade. In a dangerous and chaotic time, Rabbi Scholomo's teachings provide help and solace to those who face horrible dilemmas.

Kaisers Rumpelkammer

Unterwegs in der Habsburger Geschichte


Author: Simon Winder

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644035415

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 7082

Keine andere Herrscherfamilie in Europa war über einen derart langen Zeitraum so mächtig wie die Habsburger. Und keine andere dürfte derart viele exzentrische Gestalten hervorgebracht haben. Simon Winder erzählt die Geschichte dieser merkwürdigen Dynastie und die ihrer eigensinnigen Untertanen. Dazu reist er kreuz und quer durch das untergegangene Reich an die Orte des Geschehens, lässt ihre Atmosphäre auf sich wirken, entdeckt Abseitiges und Bizarres. Uns begegnen Piraten und Besessene, Alchemie und Musik, Juwelen und Skelette, Krieger und Fromme, unglückliche Ehen – und ein Meerschweinchendorf. Ohne nostalgische Verklärung macht Winder die Vielfalt der Donaumonarchie lebendig und zeigt, wie ihr Erbe die mitteleuropäische Gegenwart prägt. «Simon Winders trockener Witz, seine unstillbare Neugier und sein Können als Autor haben eine Darstellung des habsburgischen Europa hervorgebracht, die ebenso unterhaltsam wie anregend ist.» Christopher Clark «Ein großartiges und reichhaltiges Lesevergnügen.» Roger Boyes

You, the People

American National Identity in Presidential Rhetoric


Author: Vanessa B. Beasley

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603442987

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 6467

New in paperback As we ask anew in these troubled times what it means to be an American, You, the People provides perspective by casting its eye over the answers given by past U.S. presidents in their addresses to the public. Who is an American, and who is not? And yet, as Vanessa Beasley demonstrates in this eloquent exploration of a century of presidential speeches, the questions are not new. Since the Founders first identified the nation as “we, the people,” the faces and accents of U.S. citizens have changed dramatically due to immigration and other constitutive changes. U.S. presidents have often spoken as if there were one monolithic American people. Here Beasley traces rhetorical constructions of American national identity in presidents’ inaugural addresses and state of the union messages from 1885 through 2000. She argues convincingly that while the demographics of the voting citizenry changed rapidly during this period, presidential definitions of American national identity did not. Chief executives have consistently employed a rhetoric of American nationalism that is simultaneously inclusive and exclusive; Beasley examines both the genius and the limitations of this language.

Yesterday's People

Life in Contemporary Appalachia


Author: Jack E. Weller

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081314650X

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 6199

The distinctive way of life of the Southern Appalachian people has often been criticized, romanticized or derided, but rarely has it been understood. Yesterday's People, the fruit of many years' labor in the mountains, reveals the fears, anxieties, and hopes that underlie the mountaineers' way of thinking and acting, and thereby shape their relationships in family and community. First published in 1965, this book has been an indispensable guide for all who seek to study, work or live within the Appalachian culture.