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David Biale is the Emanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History, Power and Powerlessness in Jewish History, and Eros and the Jews. He is also the editor of Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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Cultures of the Jews
A New History
Written by David Biale


Format: Hardcover, 1232 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 15, 2002
Price: $45.00

Who are "The Jews"? Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their three-thousand-year history, are they one people or many? How do they resemble and how do they differ from Jews in other places and times? What have their relationships been to other cultures of their neighbors?

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Cultures of the Jews
A New History
Edited by David Biale


Format: eBook, 1232 pages
Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $34.99

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Cultures of the Jews, Volume 1
Mediterranean Origins
Edited by David Biale


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $18.95

Who are "The Jews"? Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their three-thousand-year history, are they one people or many? How do they resemble and how do they differ from Jews in other places and times? What have their relationships been to other cultures of their neighbors?

To address these... Read more >

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Cultures of the Jews, Volume 2
Diversities of Diaspora
Edited by David Biale


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $19.95

Who are "The Jews"? Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their three-thousand-year history, are they one people or many? How do they resemble and how do they differ from Jews in other places and times? What have their relationships been to other cultures of their neighbors?

To address these... Read more >

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Cultures of the Jews, Volume 3
Modern Encounters
Edited by David Biale


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $19.95

Who are "The Jews"? Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their three-thousand-year history, are they one people or many? How do they resemble and how do they differ from Jews in other places and times? What have their relationships been to other cultures of their neighbors?

To address these... Read more >

Power & Powerlessness in Jewish History

Written by David Biale


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $14.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Power & Powerlessness in Jewish History

Written by David Biale


Format: Trade Paperback, 260 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: November 10, 1986
Price: $19.00

WINNER OF THE 1987 JWB NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FOR HISTORY

In this radical reinterpretation of Jewish history, David Biale tackles the myth of Jewish political passivity between the fall of an independent Jewish Commonwealth in 70 C.E. and the rebirth of the state of Israel in 1948. He argues that Jews... Read more >
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