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The Resource Capitalism and the Jews, Jerry Z. Muller

Capitalism and the Jews, Jerry Z. Muller

Label
Capitalism and the Jews
Title
Capitalism and the Jews
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Z. Muller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The unique historical relationship between capitalism and the Jews is crucial to understanding modern European and Jewish history. But the subject has been addressed less often by mainstream historians than by anti-Semites or apologists. In this book Jerry Muller, a leading historian of capitalism, separates myth from reality to explain why the Jewish experience with capitalism has been so important and complex-and so ambivalent. Drawing on economic, social, political, and intellectual history from medieval Europe through contemporary America and Israel, Capitalism and the Jews examines the ways in which thinking about capitalism and thinking about the Jews have gone hand in hand in European thought, and why anticapitalism and anti-Semitism have frequently been linked. The book explains why Jews have tended to be disproportionately successful in capitalist societies, but also why Jews have numbered among the fiercest anticapitalists and Communists. The book shows how the ancient idea that money was unproductive led from the stigmatization of usury and the Jews to the stigmatization of finance and, ultimately, in Marxism, the stigmatization of capitalism itself. Finally, the book traces how the traditional status of the Jews as a diasporic merchant minority both encouraged their economic success and made them particularly vulnerable to the ethnic nationalism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Providing a fresh look at an important but frequently misunderstood subject, Capitalism and the Jews will interest anyone who wants to understand the Jewish role in the development of capitalism, the role of capitalism in the modern fate of the Jews, or the ways in which the story of capitalism and the Jews has affected the history of Europe and beyond, from the medieval period to our own.--From the publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Muller, Jerry Z.
Dewey number
330.940089/924
Index
index present
LC call number
HB501
LC item number
.M825 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalism
  • Jews
  • Jewish businesspeople
  • Communism
  • Nationalism
Label
Capitalism and the Jews, Jerry Z. Muller
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223091460940
  • 31223091460932
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Thinking about Jews and capitalism -- The long shadow of usury: capitalism and the Jews in modern European thought -- The Jewish response to capitalism: Milton Friedman's paradox reconsidered -- Radical anticapitalism: the Jew as Communist -- The economics of nationalism and the fate of Jews in twentieth-century Europe
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
267 p.
Isbn
9780691144788
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009027147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 428731275
  • (OCoLC)428731275
Label
Capitalism and the Jews, Jerry Z. Muller
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223091460940
  • 31223091460932
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Thinking about Jews and capitalism -- The long shadow of usury: capitalism and the Jews in modern European thought -- The Jewish response to capitalism: Milton Friedman's paradox reconsidered -- Radical anticapitalism: the Jew as Communist -- The economics of nationalism and the fate of Jews in twentieth-century Europe
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
267 p.
Isbn
9780691144788
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009027147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 428731275
  • (OCoLC)428731275

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