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Product Description: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are usually treated as autonomous religions, but in fact across the long course of their histories the three religions have developed in interaction with one another. In Neighboring Faiths, David Nirenberg examines how Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived with and thought about each other during the Middle Ages and what the medieval past can tell us about how they do so today...read more

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9780226168937 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 20, 2014, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are usually treated as autonomous religions, but in fact across the long course of their histories the three religions have developed in interaction with one another.

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9780226379852 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, June 6, 2016), cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are usually treated as autonomous religions, but in fact across the long course of their histories the three religions have developed in interaction with one another.
9780318418308, titled "Poussin-The Early Years in Rome: The Origins of French Classicism" | Kimbell Art Museum, December 1, 1988, cover price $24.95 | also contains Poussin-The Early Years in Rome: The Origins of French Classicism

Through most of Western European history, Jews have been a numerically tiny or entirely absent minority, but across that history Europeans have nonetheless worried a great deal about Judaism. Why should that be so? This short but powerfully argued book suggests that Christian anxieties about their own transcendent ideals made Judaism an important tool for Christianity, as an apocalyptic religion—characterized by prizing soul over flesh, the spiritual over the literal, the heavenly over the physical world—came to terms with the inescapable importance of body, language, and material things in this world. Nirenberg shows how turning the Jew into a personification of worldly over spiritual concerns, surface over inner meaning, allowed cultures inclined toward transcendence to understand even their most materialistic practices as spiritual. Focusing on art, poetry, and politics—three activities especially condemned as worldly in early Christian culture—he reveals how, over the past two thousand years, these activities nevertheless expanded the potential for their own existence within Christian culture because they were used to represent Judaism. Nirenberg draws on an astonishingly diverse collection of poets, painters, preachers, philosophers, and politicians to reconstruct the roles played by representations of Jewish “enemies” in the creation of Western art, culture, and politics, from the ancient world to the present day.This erudite and tightly argued survey of the ways in which Christian cultures have created themselves by thinking about Judaism will appeal to the broadest range of scholars of religion, art, literature, political theory, media theory, and the history of Western civilization more generally.Hardcover is un-jacketed.

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9781611687774 | Brandeis Univ, July 7, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Through most of Western European history, Jews have been a numerically tiny or entirely absent minority, but across that history Europeans have nonetheless worried a great deal about Judaism.

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9781611687781 | Brandeis Univ, July 7, 2015, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination. Violence in the Middle Ages, however, functioned differently, according to David Nirenberg...read more

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9780691033754 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 1, 1996, cover price $39.50 | About this edition: In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination.

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9780691165769 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, May 26, 2015), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination.
9780691058894 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, January 26, 1998), cover price $37.50 | About this edition: In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination.

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Product Description: “Exhilarating . . . a scholarly tour de force. The story Nirenberg has to tell is not over.”―Adam Kirsch, Tablet This incisive history upends the complacency that confines anti-Judaism to the ideological extremes in the Western tradition...read more

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9780393058246 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, February 4, 2013), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A powerful history that shows anti-Judaism to be a central way of thinking in the Western tradition.

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9780393347913 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 3, 2014), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: “Exhilarating .

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Product Description: Christian cultures across the centuries have invoked Judaism in order to debate, represent, and contain the dangers presented by the sensual nature of art. By engaging Judaism, both real and imagined, they explored and expanded the perils and possibilities for Christian representation of the material world...read more
By David Nirenberg (editor)

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9780812242850 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, February 17, 2011, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Christian cultures across the centuries have invoked Judaism in order to debate, represent, and contain the dangers presented by the sensual nature of art.

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9780812222531 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, February 21, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Christian cultures across the centuries have invoked Judaism in order to debate, represent, and contain the dangers presented by the sensual nature of art.

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Product Description: Racism Analysis is a research series by LIT Verlag that explores racial discrimination in all its varying historical, ideological, and cultural patterns. It examines the invention of race, as well as the dimensions of modern racism, and it inquires into racism avant la lettre...read more
By Maria-elena Martinez (editor), David Nirenberg (editor) and Max S. Hering Torres (editor)

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9783643902597 | Lit Verlag, November 15, 2012, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Racism Analysis is a research series by LIT Verlag that explores racial discrimination in all its varying historical, ideological, and cultural patterns.

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Product Description: In the late fifteenth century, many of the Jews expelled from Spain made their way to Morocco and established a dynamic community in Fez. A number of Jewish families became prominent in commerce and public life there. Among the Jews of Fez of Hispanic origin was Samuel Pallache, who served the Moroccan sultan as a commercial and diplomatic agent in Holland until Pallache's death in 1616...read more

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9780801886232 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, April 6, 2007, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: In the late fifteenth century, many of the Jews expelled from Spain made their way to Morocco and established a dynamic community in Fez.

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Product Description: In the late fifteenth century, many of the Jews expelled from Spain made their way to Morocco and established a dynamic community in Fez. A number of Jewish families became prominent in commerce and public life there. Among the Jews of Fez of Hispanic origin was Samuel Pallache, who served the Moroccan sultan as a commercial and diplomatic agent in Holland until Pallache's death in 1616...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780801872259 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, May 19, 2003, cover price $44.00 | About this edition: In the late fifteenth century, many of the Jews expelled from Spain made their way to Morocco and established a dynamic community in Fez.

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