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Carmichael, Joel

Works: 91 works in 562 publications in 8 languages and 13,178 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  History  Didactic fiction  Personal narratives  Biography  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PG3366, 891.733
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Most widely held works about Joel Carmichael
Most widely held works by Joel Carmichael
The Russian Revolution, 1917 : a personal record by N. N Sukhanov( Book )

52 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author of the only full-length eyewitness account of the 1917 Revolution, Sukhanov was a key figure in the first revolutionary Government. His seven-volume book, first published in 1922, was suppressed under Stalin. This reissue of the abridged version is, as the editor's preface points out, one of the few things written about this most dramatic and momentous event, which actually has the smell of life, and gives us a feeling for the personalities, the emotions, and the play of ideas of the whole revolutionary period."Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
History of the Islamic peoples by Carl Brockelmann( Book )

56 editions published between 1939 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primarily a political history of the Islamic world, the book aims to be a "bird's-eye view of the fortunes of the believers in Islam". The first half of the book covers pre-Islamic history in the region, the rise of Muhammad and his political descendents, the Islamic empire's rise and fall, and the rise of the Ottoman Empire and the Persian Empire. Fully half the book is devoted to the history of individual nations from the nineteenth century onwards, including the Ottoman Empire/Turkey, Egypt, Ottoman territories in Eastern Europe, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, and elsewhere in North Africa, Sudan, Persia/Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, and Iraq. Throughout, the analysis includes discussions of important thinkers and regional differences within each empire
A short history of the Russian revolution by Joel Carmichael( Book )

43 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using Sukhanov's eyewitness memoir, the author recreates the stormy social and political events, from February 23, 1917 to October 1917, which saw the overthrow of the monarchy and Bolshevik surge to power
The shaping of the Arabs; a study in ethnic identity by Joel Carmichael( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives the historical background of the present rise of Arab nationalism
Stalin's masterpiece : the show trials and purges of the thirties, the consolidation of the Bolshevik dictatorship by Joel Carmichael( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trotsky : an appreciation of his life by Joel Carmichael( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of Russia by Joel Carmichael( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Jesus by Joel Carmichael( Book )

64 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in 7 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the author's theory that Jesus's death was engineered by the Romans for political reasons
An illustrated history of Russia by Joel Carmichael( Book )

7 editions published between 1955 and 1960 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia's story from the legendary past to the controversial present
Karl Marx : the passionate logician by Joel Carmichael( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and German and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography examining the events that tampered Karl Marx's intellectual growth, his personal life struggle, and his creation of Marxism
The satanizing of the Jews : origin and development of mystical anti-Semitism by Joel Carmichael( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and German and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature about anti-Semitism is vast. However, much of what has been written about it takes the existence of this phenomenon for granted, giving us a history of anti-Semitism without explaining what it really is. Carmichael's treatise is different. It is not primarily a history of atrocities--it goes to the roots, thus clearing the confusion about the distinction between mystical anti-Semitism and other forms of racism. Mystical anti-Semitism is a singular idea which culminated in the Holocaust and is still alive today. Carmichael contends that it has nothing to do with a personal hatred of the Jews. He argues that the view of anti-Semitism as being directed against real-life Jews has in fact helped objectify the irrational hatred that is at its core. Anti-Semitism received its mystical element when the Church Fathers transformed historical theory into theology. St. Paul believed in the imminence of the Kingdom of God which would be the end of history and reverse the injustice done to the Jews. To him, God's reentering history was delayed only until the God-forces in this world had finally defeated the Devil-forces. Yet the world did not end, and in the wake of Rome's crushing victory over Judea in the Roman-Jewish War, the idea of the Kingdom of God was postponed indefinitely. Instead, the Universal Church took over God's place in the world, and the Devil's role was assigned to those who rejected Jesus and have since been blamed for his death: the Jews. The rise of Christianity established anti-Semitism politically; it finally gained a broad, popular basis during the Crusades, eventually leading to international prosecutions. Ghettoes were established as a consequence of the Reformation. Carmichael describes the waning of theology's influence during the 18th century, which only caused the concepts of "Jew" and "Jewish" to become abstract and ultimately being equated with Pure Evil; the development of the concept of race in the 19th century, which turned anti-Semitism from a theological notion into a biological one, as exemplified most radically and horribly by Hitler; and Communism's contribution to the perseverance of anti-Semitism. In an epilogue Carmichael distinguishes mystical anti-Semitism from the Arab opposition to the State of Israel, and examines what the future has in store for the Jews
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Karenina is the wife of a prominant Russian government official. She leads a correct but confining upper-middle-class existence. She seems content with her life as a proper companion to her dignified, unaffectionate husband and an adoring mother to her young son, until she meets Count Vronsky, a young officer of the guards. He pursues her and she falls madly in love with him. Her husband refuses to divorce her, so she gives up everything, including her beloved son, to be with Vronsky. After a short time, Vronsky becomes bored and unhappy with their life as social outcasts. He abandons her, returns to the military and is immediately accepted back into society. Anna, a fallen woman, shunned by respectable society, throws herself under a train. A magnificent drama of vengeance, infidelity, and retribution, Anna Karenina portrays the moving story of people whose emotions conflict with the dominant social mores of their time. Sensual, rebellious Anna falls deeply and passionately in love with the handsome Count Vronsky. When she refuses to conduct the discreet affair that her cold, ambitious husband (and Russian high society) would condone, she is doomed. Set against the tragic love of Anna and Vronsky, the plight of the melancholy nobleman Konstantine Levin unfolds. In doubt about the meaning of life, haunted by thoughts of suicide, Levin's struggles echo Tolstoy's own spiritual crisis. But Anna's inner turmoil mirrors the own emotional imprisonment and mental disintegration of a woman who dares to transgress the strictures of a patriarchal world. In Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy brought to perfection the novel of social realism and created a masterpiece that bared the Russian soul
Chaim Weizmann; a biography by several hands by Chaim Weizmann( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of Christianity : reality and myth by Joel Carmichael( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabs today by Joel Carmichael( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The giant dwarfs : a contribution by Gisela Elsner( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iris's first sleepover at her friend Walter's house ends early when Iris gets homesick and wants to go home
The unriddling of Christian origins : a secular account by Joel Carmichael( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Russia by Joel Carmichael( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia : an illustrated history by Joel Carmichael( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlighting the major political events, cultural accomplishments, military conflicts and economic developments that have helped to shape the tradition of modern-day Russia
Open letter to Moses and Mohammed by Joel Carmichael( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The satanizing of the Jews : origin and development of mystical anti-Semitism
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight partsThe unriddling of Christian origins : a secular accountRussia : an illustrated history
Alternative Names
Carmichael, Joel

Carmichel, Joel 1915-2006

Džoelʹ, Karmajkl 1915-2006

Joel Carmichael American historian

Joel Carmichael Amerikaans historicus (1915-2006)

Joel Carmichael historiador estadounidense

Joel Carmichael historiador estatunidenc

Joel Carmichael historien américain

Lipsky, Joel

Lipsky Joseph 1915-2006

Джоэль Кармайкл

Кармайкл, Джоэл, 1915-

כרמיכאל, יואל

כרמיכאל, יואל היסטוריון אמריקאי

카미셀, J

카미셀, 조엘

カ-マイケル, J

カーマイケル, J


English (333)

German (32)

French (10)

Italian (4)

Japanese (2)

Finnish (1)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)