Research Guides to Jewish Studies: Jewish History


PRINTED RESOURCES

Bibliographies:
  • Antisemitism: An Annotated Bibliography Includes works, dissertations, theses, articles. REF Z6374 A56 A57 1987
  • Bibliographic Index: A Cumulative Bibliographic of Bibliographies Subject list of bibliographies published separately or appearing as parts of books, pamphlets, and periodicals. "Sources to sources." Starting point for research. REF INDEX
  • Bibliography of Works on Jewish History in the Persian Hellenistic and Roman Periods Z6372 D54 1987
  • Bibliography on Holocaust Literature Comprehensive bibliography includes pamphlets, periodicals, dissertations on prewar Europe, anti-Semitism, fascism, nazism, and aftermath. REF Z6374 H6 E33 1986
  • The Jewish World in Modern Times: A Selected Annotated Bibliography Selected bibliography divided by time period from biblical to modern and Jewish communities section. Z6372 E25 1988
  • Judaica Americana Comprehensive guide to scholarly literature of American Jewish history. One-line review/description. REF Z6373 U5 K33 1995
  • Judaica Americana: A Bibliography of Publications to 1900 Chronicles, decades prior to the twentieth century. Books, pamphlets, serials, documentation of Jewish communal activity. Cites library holding locations. REF Z6373 U5 S58 1990
  • International Bibliography of Jewish History and Thought List of two thousand most useful scholarly books in six languages. REF Z6372 K3 1984
  • International Encyclopedia for the Social Sciences REF H40 A2I5
  • The Study of Judaism: Bibliographical Essays Lists of books and essays "on important problems in the study of Judaism" by preeminent scholars. REF Z6370 S8
Biographies:
  • Dictionary of Jewish Biography Encyclopedic entries of historical and twentieth-century figures. Brief bibliographies. REF DS115 W49 1991
  • Jewish Autobiographies and Biographies: An International Bibliography of Books and Dissertations REF Z6374 B5Z82 1989
  • Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia REF OVERSIZEDS115.2 J49 1998
Encyclopedias:
  • The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust REF OVERSIZE DS135 E8E45 2001
  • Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East REF ENCY DS43 E53 1996
  • The Jewish Encyclopedia Scholarly articles. Published in 1901. Has information not in EJ. Also online. REF ENCY DS102.8 J6
  • International Encyclopedia for the Social Sciences REF ENCY H40 A2I5
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt  REF ENCY OVERSIZE DT58 O94 2001
  • Universal Jewish Encyclopedia Published 1939. Popular encyclopedia. REF ENCY DS102.8 U5

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES (Can also be accessed via JTS website)

Indexes:
Resources:
  • Academic Guide to Jewish History: Founded by University of Toronto and now run by a consortia of libraries including JTS. Contains information on print and online resources in all areas of Jewish History.
  • Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History: From Hebrew University. Has "over six thousand links to websites in more then thirty categories dealing with Jewish history." Index by time period, type of resource, relation to the academic world.
  • Custom Newspapers: Full text articles from a selection of newspapers.
  • Humanities Full Text (Wilson Web): Full text articles from humanities journals.
  • Internet Jewish History Sourcebook: Jewish historical texts online from Biblical times to the modern State of Israel. Links to other websites pertinent to the study of Jewish history.
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica (JTS-Networked CD): Updated online version of multivolume definitive encyclopedia on Jewish subjects.
  • The Jewish Encyclopedia: Published in 1901. Scholarly, comprehensive, unedited contents of original encyclopedia. Continually updated.
  • News About Jews: (JTS website) Newspaper articles from the Abraham and Deborah Karp collection of Early American Judaica.

JOURNALS

  • AJS Review
  • Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
  • American Academy for Jewish Research-Proceedings
  • American Jewish History
  • American Jewish Historical Quarterly
  • American Jewish Year Book
  • American Historical Review
  • American Oriental Society Journal
  • American Schools of Oriental Research
  • American Schools of Oriental Research Newsletter
  • ARAM: Palestinian Christianity 500-1000 AD
  • Archives Juives: Revue d'histoire des Juifs de France
  • Aschkenas: Zeitschrift fur Geshichte und Kultur der Juden
  • Australian Jewish Historical Society
  • Biuletyn Zydowskiego Instytutu Historyznego w Polsce (Polish)
  • Contemporary Jewry: The Journal of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry
  • Crossroads: An International Socio-Political Journal
  • Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies
  • East European Jewish Affairs
  • Ethnicity
  • Evkonyv (Hungarian)
  • Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies
  • Historical Judaica: A Journal of Studies in Jewish History especially in the Legal and Social History of the Jews
  • History and Memory
  • History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History
  • Historyah: ketav et shel ha-hevrah ha-historit ha-Yisreelit
  • International History Review
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
  • International Review of Social History
  • ISIS: An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
  • Israel Year Book
  • Jahrbuch des Institutes fur Deutsche Geschichte
  • Jewish Culture and History
  • Jewish Historical Society of England
  • Jewish History
  • Jewish Journal of Sociology
  • Jewish Life
  • Jewish Political Studies Review
  • Jewish Social studies
  • Jewish Year Book
  • John Rylands University Library of Manchester Bulletin
  • Journal of Genocide Research
  • Journal of Holocaust Studies
  • Journal of Palestine Studies
  • Journal of Religious History
  • Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
  • Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
  • Lilith
  • Medieval Studies
  • Mediterranean Historical Review
  • Menora: Jahrbuch fur Deutsch-Judische Geschichte
  • Menorah Journal
  • Michigan Jewish History
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Middle East Journal
  • Middle East Review
  • Middle East Studies Association Bulletin
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Midstream
  • Modern Judaism
  • Monatsschrift fur Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judenthums
  • Monde Juif
  • Near East Report
  • New Israel
  • Der Orient
  • Pardes (French)
  • La Rassengna Mensile di Israel (Italian)
  • The Record
  • Review (of SHCJ) of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews
  • Sefarad (Spanish)
  • Shvut: Studies in Russia and Eastern European Jewish History and Culture
  • Shofar: Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual
  • Soviet Jewish Affairs
  • Studia Philonica: Studies in Hellenistic Judaism
  • Studia Judaica
  • Studia Rosentaliana: Journal of the History, Culture and Heritage of the Jews in the Netherlands. Studies in Contemporary Jewry (Dutch)
  • Studies in Zionism
  • Survey of Jewish Affair
  • Tikkun: A Bimonthly Jewish Critique of Politics, Culture and History
  • Tarbits (Hebrew)
  • Yad Vashem Studies
  • YIVO Annual of Jewish Social Science
  • Yod (French)
  • Zeitschrift fur die Geschichter der Juden in Deutschland
  • Zionism
  • Zmanim (Hebrew)

HISTORY CALL NUMBERS

  • DE-DG Classical Antiquities, Greek-Roman history
  • DH Russia, Poland, Baltics
  • DP Spain, Portugal
  • DR Eastern Europe
  • DS Asia, Islam, Middle East, North Africa, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Jewish encyclopedias, tour guides
  • DS 112 Middle Ages, Biblical
  • DS 113 Renaissance
  • DS 115 Historiography
  • DS 115.9 J6-Josephus
  • DS 117 Multivolume history of Jews
  • DS 119 Modern Israel, Arab/Israeli conflict
  • DS 122 The Jewish War-Josephus, Jews among Greeks and Romans
  • DS 123 Talmudic Age
  • DS 124 Jew and Medieval World
  • DS 125 Jew in Modern Age - nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • DS 126 Holocaust
  • DS 126.5-127 Modern Israel, biographies, wars
  • DS 140 Jews and sociology, politics, essays
  • DS 149 Zionism essays, biographies
  • DS 153 Middle East
  • DT 156 Egypt
  • E 184 Jews in America
  • E 184. 5 A6 American Jewish Year Book
  • F1419 Jews in Latin America

REFERENCES - Other helpful sources by time period

General:
  • Baron, S. W. A Social and Religious History of the Jews. Phila.: JPS, 1952. 18 vols. + 2 indexes. Ancient-era to European expansion. Scholarly, detailed. REF DS112 B315 1952
  • Ben-Sasson, H.H., ed. A History of the Jewish People. MA: Harvard Univ. Pr., 1969. Essays from Canaan to Modern Period. Photos. Bibliography. REF DS117 B4513
  • Dubnow, Simon. History of the Jews. NJ: A.S. Barnes, 1967. 5 vols. REF DS117 D762 1967
  • Goodman, Martin, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Pr., 2002. REF BM70 O95 2002
  • Graetz, Heinrich. History of the Jews. Phila.: JPS, 1891. 11 vols. Translated from German. Advanced. "…somewhat antiquated and frequently biased,…classic work, distinguished by scholarship of high caliber." REF DS117 G82 1891
  • Graetz, H. Popular History of the Jews. NY: Jordan, 1949. Summary of the material in the larger History of the Jews. Augmented material on East European Jews not in original. DS117 G85 1949.
  • Margolis, Max & Marx, Alexander. History of the Jewish People. Phila.: JPS, 1927. "Best one volume history of Jews in any language...Encyclopedic, accurate and always useful." REF DS118 M3.
  • Marx, A. Studies in Jewish History and Booklore. Philadelphia, PA: JPS, 1944. Librarian and professor of Jewish history at JTS. Essays, bibliographies, biographies, problems of Jewish history and literature. REF DS119 M35
  • Meyer, Michael, ed. Ideas of Jewish History. NY: Behrman House, Inc., 1974. Selections from renown historians, philosophical and historiographical issues, scientific study of the Jewish past. Hellenism, medieval. Essays from Josephus, Graetz, Immanuel Wolf, Simon Dubnow, Salo Baron, et. al. REF DS115.5 M48
  • Roth, C. World History of the Jewish People. Israel: Jewish History Pub., 1961. 8 vols. REF DS117 W6
Ancient:
  • Josephus, Flavius. The Jewish War. NY: Dorset Pr., 1985. Chronicle of ancient Israel during Roman period by contemporary historian. REF DS122 J72 1985
  • Josephus. The Works of Flavius Josephus. London: Simms & McIntyre, 1847. "Life," "Antiquities of the Jews," The Jewish War." REF DS116 J7 1847
  • Pedersen, Johs. Israel: Its Life and Culture. Copenhagen: 1926. 4 vol. in 2. Canaan and ancient Israel. Family, religion, social order. REF DS113 O85
  • Thackeray, H. St. John. Josephus: The Man and the Historian, NY: Ktav, 1967. Biography of the Jewish soldier-historian of ancient Israel. REF DS115.9 J6 T5 1968
Medieval:
  • Abrahams, Israel. Jewish Life in the Middle Ages. London: Edward Goldston, Ltd., 1932. Daily and communal life, ghettos. REF DS112 A15 1932.
  • Marcus, Jacob Rader. The Jew in the Medieval World: A Source Book. OH: Sinai Pr., 1938. Synopses, primary sources, and documents. Bibliography. REF DS124 M34
Modern:
  • Baron, Salo Wittmayer. The Jewish Community: Its History and Structure to the American Revolution. Philadelphia: JPS, 1942. 3 vols. REF DS124 B29
  • Roth, Cecil. The Jews in the Renaissance. Philadelphia: JPS, 1959. Scholarly. Manners and morals, Christian Hebraists, art, literature. REF DS113 R66.
  • Sachar, Howard M. The Course of Modern Jewish History. NY: Dell, 1977. Eighteenth century to Yom Kippur War, 1973. REF DS125 S3 1977