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The Transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840 (Studies in Jewish History)

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The transformation of German Jewry from 1780 to 1840 exemplified a twofold revolution: on one level, the end of the feudal status of Jews as an autonomous community forced them to face a protracted process of political emancipation, a far-reaching social metamorphosis, and growing racial anti-Semitism; yet, on another level, their encounter with the surrounding culture resulted in their own intense cultural productivity. In this ground-breaking study, David Sorkin argues that emancipation and encounter with German culture and society led not to assimilation but to the creation of a new Jewish identity and community--a true and vibrant subculture that produced many of Judaism's modern movements and fostered a pantheon of outstanding writers, artists, composers, scientists, and academics. He contends that German-Jewish subculture was based not, as widely believed, on nationalistic (Jewish versus German) or religious (Jewish versus Christian) disparities, but rather on the struggle for freedom and social acceptance in German society. By studying German Jewry's cultural history in its social and political context, as well as in the larger setting of German history, this study firmly asserts that the subculture both distinguished German Jewry from other European Jewish communities and accounted for its members' prominent role in Jewish and general culture.

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This treatise argues that the emancipation of German Jews and their subsequent encounter with German culture led not to assimilation, but to the creation of a new Jewish identity and community - a subculture - that produced many of Judaism's modern movements, artists, scientists and academics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195065848
Author:
Sorkin, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, David
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
History, World | European | Germany
Subject:
History - World
Subject:
Religion Western-Jewish History
Edition Number:
7
Edition Description:
Oxford Paperback
Series:
Studies in Jewish History (Oxford Hardcover)
Publication Date:
19901031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.34x5.51x.77 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This treatise argues that the emancipation of German Jews and their subsequent encounter with German culture led not to assimilation, but to the creation of a new Jewish identity and community - a subculture - that produced many of Judaism's modern movements, artists, scientists and academics.
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