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Rejwan, Nissim

Overview
Works: 27 works in 144 publications in 2 languages and 11,784 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: DS119.7, B
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Most widely held works about Nissim Rejwan
 
Most widely held works by Nissim Rejwan
The Jews of Iraq : 3000 years of history and culture by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The many faces of Islam : perspectives on a resurgent civilization by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in a style easily accessible to both students and general readers, The Many Faces of Islam offers a wide range of perspectives of modern Islamic culture and religious practice. Seeking to dispel the perception that Islamic fundamentalism and extremism represent Islam in its entirely, Nissim Rejwan surveys the issues and provides numerous excerpts from modern writers and scholars. Muslim and non-Muslim, summarizing the many problems and dilemmas facing contemporary Muslims." "Rejwan argues that to view Islam as uniform and all of a piece invites confusion and miscomprehension. The rich sampling of readings amplifies the summary discussion and demonstrates the surprising variety of Islamic concepts and practices. Issues include the uniqueness of Islam, the decline of the Islamic establishment, the impact of modernity, misunderstandings of Islam, Islam and the Dhimmis, the fundamentalist revival, and more."--Jacket
Israel's place in the Middle East : a pluralist perspective by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejwan points out the error of those who think that Jews and Arabs stand in opposition, representing two confliction cultures, mentalities and temparatments, examines Israel's place in the Middle East from historical, religious and cultural perspectives
Arabs in the mirror : images and self-images from pre-Islamic to modern times by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To bring new perspectives to the question of Arab identity, Iraqi-born scholar Nissim Rejwan has assembled this collection of writings of Arab and Western intellectuals, who try to define what it means to be Arab. He begins with pre-Islamic times and continues to the last decades of the 20th century
Arabs face the modern world : religious, cultural, and political responses to the West by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book begins with reactions to the West in the works of such religious leaders as Afghani, 'Abduh, Al-Kawakibi, Rashid Rida, Qasim Amin, and Taha Husain; the rise of Islamic militancy; and the spread of the nationalist movement. It describes events surrounding the Six-Day War of 1967 and the October War of 1973 and the rise of a new and more violent type of religious fundamentalism. And it summarizes issues that continue to preoccupy Muslim Arabs into the late 1990s - prospects for democracy, the position of women, changing attitudes toward Israel, and the plight of intellectuals in the face of rising militancy. Rejwan, a Baghdad-born Israeli, brings to this study an intimate knowledge of modern Arabic culture on a popular level, producing a synthesis of history, politics, theology, and feminist currents from the standpoint of an insider/outsider
Nasserist ideology: its exponents and critics by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

15 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel in search of identity : reading the formative years by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel's founders, hailing overwhelmingly from Russia and Russian Poland, subscribed to ethnic-nationalist doctrines current in nineteenth-century Eastern and Central Europe in their day - doctrines which Rejwan shows are alien not only to Judaism as a faith but also to the religious cultures of the Middle East as a whole. Rejwan analyzes the ways in which modern concepts of ethnic nationality - Arab as well as Jewish - have affected both Zionist Jew and Pan-Arab nationalist, and how Israeli statehood is changing the basic concept of Jewish identity in Israel and in the Diaspora
Arab aims and Israeli attitudes : a critique of Yehoshafat Harkabi's prognosis of the Arab-Israeli conflict by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elie Kedourie and his work : an interim appraisal by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orientalism and the myth of the Arab mind : five Middle Eastern essays by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Orientalism and the Myth of the Arab Mind, Nissim Rejwan deftly surveys, analyses, criticizes and dismisses the primarily Western Orientalists' insistence on dwelling on the so-called 'Arab mind.' In an attempt to amplify this idea, he cites a number of points made by scholars and observers who wrote on both sides of the subject: Raphael Patai, John Laffin, Edward Said, Bernard Lewis, and Akbar Ahmed, among others. Nissim Rejwan is the author of a dozen books on Arab and Middle Eastern culture and history, and manages skillfully to give a summary of the great number of points made by all those who took part in the controversial subject of 'the Arab mind.' Apart from this particular subject, Orientalism and the Myth of the Arab Mind offers a good deal on other Middle Eastern and Arab topics"--Publisher's website
ʻArab wa-Yahūd : dirāsāt fī al-māḍī wa-naẓrah ilá al-mustaqbal by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Arabic and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish-Arabic relations
The last Jews in Baghdad : remembering a lost homeland by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once upon a time, Baghdad was home to a flourishing Jewish community. More than a third of the city's people were Jews, and Jewish customs and holidays helped set the pattern of Baghdad's cultural and commercial life. On the city's streets and in the bazaars, Jews, Muslims, and Christians--all native-born Iraqis--intermingled, speaking virtually the same colloquial Arabic and sharing a common sense of national identity. And then, almost overnight it seemed, the state of Israel was born, and lines were drawn between Jews and Arabs. Over the next couple of years, nearly the entire Jewish population of Baghdad fled their Iraqi homeland, never to return. In this beautifully written memoir, Nissim Rejwan recalls the lost Jewish community of Baghdad, in which he was a child and young man from the 1920s through 1951. He paints a minutely detailed picture of growing up in a barely middle-class family, dealing with a motley assortment of neighbors and landlords, struggling through the local schools, and finally discovering the pleasures of self-education and sexual awakening. Rejwan intertwines his personal story with the story of the cultural renaissance that was flowering in Baghdad during the years of his young manhood, describing how his work as a bookshop manager and a staff writer for the Iraq Times brought him friendships with many of the country's leading intellectual and literary figures. He rounds off his story by remembering how the political and cultural upheavals that accompanied the founding of Israel, as well as broad hints sent back by the first arrivals in the new state, left him with a deep ambivalence as he bid a last farewell to a homeland that had become hostile to its native Jews."
Mūjaz tāʼrīkh Yahūd al-ʻIrāq : min saby Bābil ilá nuzūḥihim ʻām 1951 by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Arabic and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews; Iraq; ethnic relations; history
Israel's years of bogus grandeur : from the Six-Day War to the First Intifada by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Babylon to Saddam : the Jews of Iraq by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outsider in the promised land : an Iraqi Jew in Israel by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To live in two worlds : the pains of displacement : memoirs, diaries, letters, writings : Baghdad 1924-1951; Jerusalem 1951-2015 by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel's Roots in the Middle East by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mūǧaz tārīḫ yahūd al-ʻIrāq min saby Bābil ilā nuzūḥihim ʻām 1951 by Nissim Rejwan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Many Faces of Islam by Nissim Rejwan( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

''An evenhanded introduction to the questions and dilemmas facing Islam in the modern world. A wealth of source-texts by the best writers on the subject, Moslem and Western alike.''--Sasson Somekh, Tel Aviv UniversityWritten in a style easily accessible to both students and general readers, The Many Faces of Islam offers a wide range of perspectives on modern Islamic culture and religious practice
 
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The many faces of Islam : perspectives on a resurgent civilization
Alternative Names
Raǧwān, Nasīm 1924-

Reg'waʾn Nisiym 1924-....

Riǧwān, Nasīm

Riǧwān, Nasīm 1924-...

Riǧwān, Nissīm 1924-

רג'ואן נסים 1924-....

رجوان، نسيم

رجوان، نسيم 1924-

نسيم رجوان

Languages
English (128)

Arabic (4)

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The many faces of Islam : perspectives on a resurgent civilizationIsrael's place in the Middle East : a pluralist perspectiveArabs in the mirror : images and self-images from pre-Islamic to modern timesArabs face the modern world : religious, cultural, and political responses to the WestIsrael in search of identity : reading the formative yearsThe last Jews in Baghdad : remembering a lost homelandIsrael's years of bogus grandeur : from the Six-Day War to the First IntifadaOutsider in the promised land : an Iraqi Jew in Israel