Untold Tales of the Hasidim: Crisis and Discontent in the History of Hasidism (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry)

Untold Tales of the Hasidim: Crisis and Discontent in the History of Hasidism (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry) Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award (2009)This fascinating volume reveals some of the dark, dramatic episodes concealed in the folds of the hasidic cloak—shocking events and anomalous figures in the history… Continue reading Untold Tales of the Hasidim: Crisis and Discontent in the History of Hasidism (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry)

From Slave Abuse to Hate Crime: The Criminalization of Racial Violence in American History

From Slave Abuse to Hate Crime: The Criminalization of Racial Violence in American History This book explores the complex ways in which political debates and legal reforms regarding the criminalization of racial violence have shaped the development of American racial history. Spanning previous campaigns for criminalizing slave abuse, lynching, and Klan violence and contemporary debates… Continue reading From Slave Abuse to Hate Crime: The Criminalization of Racial Violence in American History

The Struggle for Mastery: The Penguin History of Britain, 1066-1284

The Struggle for Mastery: The Penguin History of Britain, 1066-1284 The two-and-a-half centuries after 1066 were momentous ones in the history of Britain. In 1066, England was conquered for the last time. The Anglo-Saxon ruling class was destroyed and and the English became a subject race, dominated by a Norman-French dynasty and aristocracy. This book… Continue reading The Struggle for Mastery: The Penguin History of Britain, 1066-1284

The Complete Book of Greed: The Strange and Amazing History of Human Excess

The Complete Book of Greed: The Strange and Amazing History of Human Excess A whimsical reference documenting humankind’s unending fascination with, and lust for, money offers a historical study of human avarice and conspicuous consumption, from the pyramids of the pharaohs to Imelda Marco’s infamous shoe collection. 35,000 first printing. Link http://sharpbook.net/books/m-hirsh-goldberg-the-complete-book-of-greed-the-strange-and-amazing-history-of-human-excess

A History of the Middle Ages, 300-1500, 2 edition

A History of the Middle Ages, 300-1500, 2 edition This clear and comprehensive text covers the Middle Ages from the classical era to the late medieval period. Distinguished historian John Riddle provides a cogent analysis of the rulers, wars, and events-both natural and human-that defined the medieval era. Taking a broad geographical perspective, Riddle includes… Continue reading A History of the Middle Ages, 300-1500, 2 edition