Empire and Jewish Studies
Publication Date: January 2005
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2005, pp.7.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Academic Research; History; Theory; International Relations
The author introduces a series of articles (following this one in this publication) exploring how the field of Jewish studies is reexamining Jewish history through the lens of empire, a transnational form of political and economic power involving relationships that are as much about culture as they are about structure. The author explains that Jewish studies scholars are drawing increasingly on contemporary theories not only to illuminate the subject, but to rethink scholarship in light of it.