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Out of the Ghetto : the Social Background of Jewish Emancipation, 1770-1870 (73 Edition)by Jacob Katz
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Jacob Katz presents the developing interrelationship between Jews and their Gentile environment as a whole, from both Jewish and non-Jewish points of view. If the results of the Jewish emancipation process differed from country to country, the forces effecting the changes were identical — the upheaval of the French Revolution, the loosening of bonds between church and state, and the ideas of the Enlightenment. It was those humanistic ideas that made impossible the Jews' transition from the ghetto to partial inclusion in society at large and that attracted Jewish intellectuals to the "secular knowledge" of languages, mathematics, philosophy, and the wider world beyond their ancient learning.
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Reprint of a 1973 work (Harvard U. Press). Studies the process by which the Jews, isolated in ghettos on the fringe of society until well near the end of the 18th century, made their first steps toward integrating into the mainstream of European life. Argues that the French Revolution, the loosening of bonds between church and state, and the ideals of the enlightenment made possible the Jew's transition from the ghetto to partial inclusion in society at large; during this transition, Jewish intellectuals were attracted to the "secular knowledge" of languages, mathematics, philosophy, and the wider world beyond their ancient learning. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (email@example.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. -258) and index.
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