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The Economy in Jewish History: New Perspectives on the Interrelationship between Ethnicity and Economic Life

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by Gideon Reuveni
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The Economy in Jewish History: New Perspectives on the Interrelationship between Ethnicity and Economic Life by Gideon Reuveni

Jewish historiography tends to stress the religious, cultural, and political aspects of the past. By contrast the "economy" has been pushed to the margins of the Jewish discourse and scholarship since the end of the Second World War. This volume takes a fresh look at Jews and the economy, arguing that a broader, cultural approach is needed to understand the central importance of the economy. The very dynamics of economy and its ability to function depend on the ability of individuals to interact, and on the shared values and norms that are fostered within ethnic communities. Thus this volume sheds new light on the interrelationship between religion, ethnicity, culture, and the economy, revealing the potential of an "economic turn" in the study of history.

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Pages: 252
Size: 960 KB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2010
ISBN: 9781845459864 (DRM-PDF)

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