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Neo-Latin Seizes its Day

Neo-Latin Seizes its Day

MRB August 30, 2017 0

A review of Victoria Moul’s edited collection A Guide to Neo-Latin Literature French departments do not lavish attention on the golden era of Moliére and Racine to the exclusion of later French writers. Italian

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Difference and Humanity Among Christians in Indian Slums

Difference and Humanity Among Christians in Indian Slums

MRB August 28, 2017 0

Liana Chua Reviews Nathaniel Roberts’ To Be Cared For Recently, a certain meme made the rounds on my (admittedly anthropologist-heavy) social media feed. The meme features a photo of the pioneering anthropologist Ruth Benedict,

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Deconstructing Anti-Semitism and Eternal Anti-Judaism

Deconstructing Anti-Semitism and Eternal Anti-Judaism

Jonathan Judaken December 13, 2013 0

Jonathan Judaken on David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism is surely the most important single monograph on the history of representations of Jews and Judaism to appear in the last generation. Written in

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The Figure of the Jew: Anti-Judaism in the Enlightenment

The Figure of the Jew: Anti-Judaism in the Enlightenment

Jonathan Hess December 12, 2013 1

Jonathan M. Hess on David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition Reviewing David Nirenberg’s magisterial volume is by necessity an exercise in humility. Few of us can even imagine writing a book with such broad scope and

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Like a Jew: Anti-Judaism in Early Islam and Medieval Iberia

Like a Jew: Anti-Judaism in Early Islam and Medieval Iberia

Jonathan Decter December 11, 2013 0

Jonathan P. Decter on David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition Prior to Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition, David Nirenberg was best known for his impressive study Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages, a

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Anti-Judaism and Luther’s Jewish Question

Anti-Judaism and Luther’s Jewish Question

Debra Kaplan December 10, 2013 0

Debra Kaplan on David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition In his 1523 treatise, That Jesus Christ was Born a Jew, Martin Luther provocatively wrote that had he been a Jew, he too would have refrained from converting

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Judaism-Hatred vs. Jew-Hatred

Judaism-Hatred vs. Jew-Hatred

Moshe Rosman December 8, 2013 1

Moshe Rosman on David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition [This review is the first of seven pieces in our forum, “His Blood Be Upon Us.” The forum’s home page is here.] “You shall blot out the

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Anti-Semitism and the Evolving Catholic Conscience

Anti-Semitism and the Evolving Catholic Conscience

Martin Menke December 4, 2013 0

Martin Menke on John Connelly’s From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews New histories of the Shoah provoke a range of responses: continued outrage and incredulity regarding the horrors

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Biology, Ethics, and the Persistence of Religion – By Phillip Sherman

Biology, Ethics, and the Persistence of Religion – By Phillip Sherman

Phillip M. Sherman December 3, 2013 2

Phillip Sherman on Frans De Waal’s The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates Chimpanzees are prone to extreme violence when confronted with a territorial dispute. Hierarchy and the maintaining

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A New Norm for the Academic Book Review

A New Norm for the Academic Book Review

T.M. Law January 29, 2013 1

MRB aims to create a new norm for the academic book review. Every review passes through several stages of an intensive editorial process. Our review editors work with authors to ensure the review conforms to our

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