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The Penn Press list for spring 2020 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.

 

Jewish Culture and Contexts

Published in association with the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies of the University of Pennsylvania Series Editors: Shaul Magid, Francesca Trivellato, Steven Weitzman

Bartal/Naor, The Jews of Eastern Europe, 1772-1881 (pb 2006, eb 2011)

Baumgarten, Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance (pb 2016, eb 2014)

Baumgarten/Karras, Entangled Histories: Knowledge, Authority, and Jewish Culture in the Thirteenth Century (hc 2017, eb 2016)

Berkovitz, Rites and Passages: The Beginnings of Modern Jewish Culture in France, 1650-1860 (pb 2007, eb 2010)

Boustan/Kosansky, Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History: Authority, Diaspora, Tradition (hc 2011, eb 2011)

Brann/Sutcliffe, Renewing the Past, Reconfiguring Jewish Culture: From al-Andalus to the Haskalah (hc 2004)

Bregoli/Ruderman, Connecting Histories: Jews and Their Others in Early Modern Europe (hc 2019, eb 2019)

Budnitskii/Portice, Russian Jews Between the Reds and the Whites, 1917-1920 (hc 2012, eb 2012)

Chajes, Between Worlds: Dybbuks, Exorcists, and Early Modern Judaism (pb 2011, eb 2012)

Cohen, Sanctifying the Name of God: Jewish Martyrs and Jewish Memories of the First Crusade (pb 2006, eb 2013)

Cohen, A Historian in Exile: Solomon ibn Verga, "Shevet Yehudah," and the Jewish-Christian Encounter (hc 2016, eb 2016)

Cohen, Maimonides and the Merchants: Jewish Law and Society in the Medieval Islamic World (hc 2017, eb 2017)

Cohen, The Rule of Peshat: Jewish Constructions of the Plain Sense of Scripture and Their Christian and Muslim Contexts, 900-1270 (hc May 2020, eb May 2020)

Coudert/Shoulson, Hebraica Veritas?: Christian Hebraists and the Study of Judaism in Early Modern Europe (hc 2004)

Decter, Dominion Built of Praise: Panegyric and Legitimacy Among Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean (hc 2018, eb 2018)

Dohrmann/Stern, Jewish Biblical Interpretation and Cultural Exchange: Comparative Exegesis in Context (hc 2008, eb 2013)

Dohrmann/Reed, Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire: The Poetics of Power in Late Antiquity (hc 2013, eb 2013)

Dunkelgrün/Maciejko, Bastards and Believers: Jewish Converts and Conversion from the Bible to the Present (hc 2020, eb 2020)

Feiner/Naor, The Jewish Enlightenment (pb 2011, eb 2011)

Feiner/Naor, The Origins of Jewish Secularization in Eighteenth-Century Europe (hc 2010, eb 2011)

Ferziger, Exclusion and Hierarchy: Orthodoxy, Nonobservance, and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Identity (hc 2005)

Fishman, Becoming the People of the Talmud: Oral Torah as Written Tradition in Medieval Jewish Cultures (pb 2013, eb 2012)

Franklin, This Noble House: Jewish Descendants of King David in the Medieval Islamic East (hc 2012, eb 2012)

Freidenreich/Goldstein, Beyond Religious Borders: Interaction and Intellectual Exchange in the Medieval Islamic World (hc 2012, eb 2011)

Fudeman, Vernacular Voices: Language and Identity in Medieval French Jewish Communities (hc 2010, eb 2011)

Graizbord, Souls in Dispute: Converso Identities in Iberia and the Jewish Diaspora, 1580-1700 (hc 2004, eb 2013)

Hacker/Shear, The Hebrew Book in Early Modern Italy (hc 2011, eb 2011)

Hartman, The Third Pillar: Essays in Judaic Studies (hc 2011)

Hess, Deborah and Her Sisters: How One Nineteenth-Century Melodrama and a Host of Celebrated Actresses Put Judaism on the World Stage (hc 2017, eb 2017)

Himmelfarb, A Kingdom of Priests: Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism (hc 2006, eb 2013)

Hoffman/Mendelsohn, The Revolution of 1905 and Russia's Jews (hc 2008)

Idel, Old Worlds, New Mirrors: On Jewish Mysticism and Twentieth-Century Thought (pb 2012)

Idelson-Shein, Difference of a Different Kind: Jewish Constructions of Race During the Long Eighteenth Century (hc 2014, eb 2014)

Jacobs, Reorienting the East: Jewish Travelers to the Medieval Muslim World (hc 2014, eb 2014)

Jelen/Kramer, Modern Jewish Literatures: Intersections and Boundaries (hc 2011, eb 2011)

Joskowicz/Katz, Secularism in Question: Jews and Judaism in Modern Times (hc 2015, eb 2015)

Jütte/Bredeck, The Jewish Body: A History (hc Dec 2020, eb Nov 2020)

Kaplan, The Patrons and Their Poor: Jewish Community and Public Charity in Early Modern Germany (hc Jul 2020, eb Jun 2020)

Katz, The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance (hc 2008)

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett/Karp, The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times (pb 2008, eb 2013)

Klepper, The Insight of Unbelievers: Nicholas of Lyra and Christian Reading of Jewish Text in the Later Middle Ages (pb 2008, eb 2010)

Kobrin/Teller, Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History (hc 2015, eb 2015)

Lobel, A Sufi-Jewish Dialogue: Philosophy and Mysticism in Bahya ibn Paquda's "Duties of the Heart" (hc 2007, eb 2013)

Maciejko, The Mixed Multitude: Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement, 1755-1816 (pb 2015, eb 2011)

Marcus, "Sefer Hasidim" and the Ashkenazic Book in Medieval Europe (hc 2018, eb 2018)

Mayse, Speaking Infinities: God and Language in the Teachings of Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezritsh (hc May 2020, eb May 2020)

Meyer, Rabbi Leo Baeck: Living a Religious Imperative in Troubled Times (hc Nov 2020, eb Oct 2020)

Nathans/Safran, Culture Front: Representing Jews in Eastern Europe (hc 2008, eb 2014)

Raz-Krakotzkin/Feldman, The Censor, the Editor, and the Text: The Catholic Church and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon in the Sixteenth Century (hc 2007)

Rosen, Unveiling Eve: Reading Gender in Medieval Hebrew Literature (hc 2003, eb 2013)

Ruderman/Veltri, Cultural Intermediaries: Jewish Intellectuals in Early Modern Italy (hc 2004)

Ruderman, Connecting the Covenants: Judaism and the Search for Christian Identity in Eighteenth-Century England (hc 2007)

Ruderman, Missionaries, Converts, and Rabbis: The Evangelical Alexander McCaul and Jewish-Christian Debate in the Nineteenth Century (hc 2020, eb May 2020)

Schorsch, Leopold Zunz: Creativity in Adversity (hc 2016, eb 2016)

Schreier, The Rise and Fall of Jewish American Literature: Ethnic Studies and the Challenge of Identity (hc Oct 2020, eb Sep 2020)

Shapira/Abel, Yigal Allon, Native Son: A Biography (hc 2007, eb 2015)

Shyovitz, A Remembrance of His Wonders: Nature and the Supernatural in Medieval Ashkenaz (hc 2017, eb 2017)

Soloveitchik/Magid, The Bible, the Talmud, and the New Testament: Elijah Zvi Soloveitchik's Commentary to the Gospels (hc 2019, eb 2019)

Weisman, Singing in a Foreign Land: Anglo-Jewish Poetry, 1812-1847 (hc 2018, eb 2018)

Zadoff/Templer, Next Year in Marienbad: The Lost Worlds of Jewish Spa Culture (hc 2012, eb 2012)

Zadoff/Geyer, Werner Scholem: A German Life (hc 2018, eb 2017)

Zakim, To Build and Be Built: Landscape, Literature, and the Construction of Zionist Identity (hc 2006)

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