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Myers, David N.

Overview
Works: 43 works in 161 publications in 3 languages and 10,357 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about David N Myers
 
Most widely held works by David N Myers
The Jewish past revisited : reflections on modern Jewish historians by David N Myers( )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new collection of essays, contemporary historians examine the ways earlier historians have framed, written, and "made" the Jewish past. Probing the ideology and methodology of their professional predecessors, American and Israeli historians offer new perspectives on some of the central figures of twentieth-century Jewish historiography, including Gershom Scholem, S. D. Goitein, Yitzhak Baer, Elias Bickerman, and Cecil Roth, as well as the Israeli "New Historians."" "Through their critical examinations of the construction of the Jewish past, the contributors to this volume develop important insights into current attitudes toward the dominant canons and ideals of historical scholarship and the future of historiography. They shine new light on the formation of a historical worldview and the "making" of history."--BOOK JACKET
Acculturation and its discontents : the Italian Jewish experience between exclusion and inclusion by David N Myers( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exploring the fascinating cross-cultural influences between Jews and Christians in Italy from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, Acculturation and Its Discontents assembles essays by leading historians, literary scholars, and musicologists to present a well-rounded history of Italian Jewry. The contributors offer rich portraits of the many vibrant forms of cultural and artistic expression that Italian Jews contributed to, but this volume also pays close attention to the ways in which Italian Jews – both freely and under pressure ¬– creatively adapted to the social, cultural, and legal norms of the surrounding society. Tracing both the triumphs and tragedies of Jewish communities within Italy over a broad span of time, Acculturation and Its Discontents challenges conventional assumptions about assimilation and state intervention and, in the process, charts the complex process of cultural exchange that left such a distinctive imprint not only on Italian Jewry, but also on Italian society itself. This collection of rigorous and thought-provoking essays makes a major contribution to both the history of Italian culture and the cultural influence and significance of European Jews."--pub. desc
Between Jew & Arab : the lost voice of Simon Rawidowicz by David N Myers( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings new attention to Simon Rawidowicz (1897-1957), the wide-ranging Jewish thinker and scholar who taught at Brandeis University in the 1950s. At the heart of Myers' book is a chapter that Rawidowicz wrote as a coda to his Hebrew tome Babylon and Jerusalem (1957) but never published. In this coda, Rawidowicz shifted his decades-long preoccupation with the "Jewish Question" to what he Called the "Arab Question." Asserting that the "Arab Question" had become a most urgent political and moral matter for Jews after 1948, Rawidowicz called for an end to discrimination against Arabs resident in Israel - and more provocatively, for the repatriation of Arab refugees from 1948." "Myers' book is divided into two main sections. Part I introduces the life and intellectual development of Rawidowicz. It traces the evolution of his thinking about the "Jewish Question," namely, the status of Jews as a national minority in the Diaspora. Part II concentrates on the shift occasioned by the creation of the State of Israel, when Jews assumed political sovereignty and entered into a new relationship with the native Arab population. Myers analyzes the structure, content, and context of Rawidowicz's unpublished chapter on the "Arab Question," paying particular attention to Rawidowicz's calls for an end to discrimination against Arabs in Israel, on the one hand, and for the repatriation of those refugees who left Palestine in 1948, on the other."--Jacket
Jewish history and Jewish memory : essays in honor of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi( )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From ghetto to emancipation : historical and contemporary reconsiderations of the Jewish community( )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between Jewish tradition and modernity : rethinking an old opposition : essays in honor of David Ellenson by Project Muse( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal dissident : Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman and the radical imperative to think and act by Leonard I Beerman( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Eternal Dissident offers rare insight into one of the most inspiring and controversial Reform rabbis of the twentieth century, Leonard Beerman, renowned both for his eloquent and challenging sermons and for his unrelenting commitment to social action. Beerman was a man of powerful word and action--a probing intellectual and stirring orator, as well as a nationally known opponent of McCarthyism, racial injustice, and Israeli policy in the occupied territories. The shared source of Beerman's thought and activism was the moral imperative of the Hebrew prophets, which he believed bestowed upon the Jewish people the role of engaging in 'eternal dissident.' This volume brings Beerman to life through a selection of his most powerful writings, followed by commentaries from notable scholars, rabbis, and public personalities that speak to the quality and ongoing relevance of Beerman's work
The stakes of history : on the use and abuse of Jewish history for life by David N Myers( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do we study history? What is the role of the historian in the contemporary world? These questions prompted David N. Myers's illuminating and poignant call for the relevance of historical research and writing. His inquiry identifies a number of key themes around which modern Jewish historians have wrapped their labors: liberation, consolation, and witnessing. Through these portraits, Myers revisits the chasm between history and memory, revealing the middle space occupied by modern Jewish historians as they work between the poles of empathic storytelling and the critical sifting of sources. History, properly applied, can both destroy ideologically rooted myths that breed group hatred and create new memories that are sustaining of life. Alive in these investigations is Myers's belief that the historian today can and should attend to questions of political and moral urgency. Historical knowledge is not a luxury to society but an essential requirement for informed civic engagement, as well as a vital tool in policy making, conflict resolution, and restorative justice."--
Faith of Fallen Jews : Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Writing of Jewish History by David N Myers( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resisting history : historicism and its discontents in German-Jewish thought by David N Myers( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After examining the growing dominance of the new historicist thinking in the nineteenth century, the book analyzes the critical responses of Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Leo Strauss, and Isaac Breuer. For this fascinating and diverse quartet of thinkers, historicism posed a stark challenge to the ongoing vitality of Judaism in the modern world. And yet, as they set out to dilute or eliminate its destructive tendencies, these thinkers often made recourse to the very tools and methods of historicism. In doing so, they demonstrated the utter inescapability of historicism in modern culture, whether approached from a Christian or Jewish perspective."--Jacket
Jewish history : a very short introduction by David N Myers( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How have the Jews survived? For millennia, they have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. This book charts the long journey of the Jews through history. At the same time, it points to two unlikely factors to explain the survival of the Jews: antisemitism and assimilation"--
Re-inventing the Jewish past : European Jewish intellectuals and the Zionist return to history by David N Myers( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Myers' book explores a fascinating and untold chapter in modern Jewish intellectual history: the role of the first generation of Jewish scholars at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in establishing Jewish studies within framework of a Jewish national university. committed to rewriting Jewish history according to zionist standarts, these "Jerusalem scholars" richly reflect the tensions that attended their dual allegiances, to both zionism and the discipline of history
Jüdische Geschichtsschreibung heute : Themen, Positionen Kontroversen : ein Schloss Elmau-Symposion( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faith of fallen Jews : Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and the writing of Jewish history by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together key writings by one of the most distinguished and renowned Jewish historians of our time
Enlightenment and diaspora : the Armenian and Jewish cases( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal dissident : Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman and the radical imperative to think and act( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish role in american life : an annual review( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Zion will go forth Torah" : Jewish scholarship and the Zionist return to history by David N Myers( )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation studies the Jerusalem scholars attempt to reformulate perceptions of the Jewish past and transplant organizational models of Jewish learning from Europe to Israel to establish a New Center for research and teaching at the institute of jewish studies
The problem of history in German-Jewish thought : observations on a neglected tradition : Cohen, Rosenzweig and Breuer by David N Myers( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and Hebrew and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of the "harmonious Jew" : Judah L. Magnes between East and West by David N Myers( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Jewish past revisited : reflections on modern Jewish historians
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Acculturation and its discontents : the Italian Jewish experience between exclusion and inclusionBetween Jew & Arab : the lost voice of Simon RawidowiczJewish history and Jewish memory : essays in honor of Yosef Hayim YerushalmiFrom ghetto to emancipation : historical and contemporary reconsiderations of the Jewish communityResisting history : historicism and its discontents in German-Jewish thoughtEnlightenment and diaspora : the Armenian and Jewish cases
Alternative Names
David N. Myers American historian

David N. Myers escritor estauxunidense

David N. Myers historiador estatunidenc

David N. Myers historien américain

Myers, David

Myers, David N.

Myers, David N. (David Nathan)

Myers, David Nathan

Майерс, Дэвид

דייויד מאיירס היסטוריון אמריקאי

מאיירס, דוד

מאיירס, דוד נתן

מאירס, דוד נתן

מירס, דוד נתן

Languages
English (129)

German (8)

Hebrew (1)