Refugees or Migrants: Pre-Modern Jewish Population Movement

Robert Chazan (Author)
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Description

A leading historian argues that historically Jews were more often voluntary migrants than involuntary refugees​

For millennia, Jews and non-Jews alike have viewed forced population movement as a core aspect of the Jewish experience. This involuntary Jewish wandering has been explained by pre-modern Jews and Christians as divine punishment, by some modern non-Jews as the result of Jewish harmfulness, by some modern Jews as fostered by Christian anti-Jewish imagery, and by other modern Jews as caused by misguided Jewish acceptance of minority status.

In this absorbing book, Robert Chazan explores these various perspectives and argues that pre-modern Jewish population movement was in most cases voluntary, the result of a sense among Jews that there were alternatives available for making a better life elsewhere.

Product Details

Price
$45.60
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
January 08, 2019
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.0 X 9.3 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300218572
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About the Author

Robert Chazan is S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Professor of Modern Jewish History and professor of history at New York University. He is the author of Anti-Judaism to Anti-Semitism: Ancient and Medieval Christian Constructions of Jewish History.