Cosmopolitanism: the end of Jewishness?

  title={Cosmopolitanism: the end of Jewishness?},
  author={Michael Laurence Miller and Scott Ury},
  journal={European Review of History: Revue europ{\'e}enne d'histoire},
  pages={337 - 359}
  • M. L. Miller, S. Ury
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
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