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Rites and Passages : the Beginnings of Modern Jewish Culture in France, 1650-1860

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Rites and Passages : the Beginnings of Modern Jewish Culture in France, 1650-1860
Title
Rites and Passages
Title remainder
the Beginnings of Modern Jewish Culture in France, 1650-1860
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Language
eng
Summary
In September 1791, two years after the Revolution, French Jews were granted full rights of citizenship. Scholarship has traditionally focused on this turning point of emancipation while often overlooking much of what came before. InRites and Passages, Jay R. Berkovitz argues that no serious treatment of Jewish emancipation can ignore the cultural history of the Jews during theancien régime. It was during the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that several lasting paradigms emerged within the Jewish communityincluding the distinction between rural and urban communities, the formation of a strong lay leadership, heightened divisions between popular and elite religion, and the strain between local and regional identities. Each of these developments reflected the growing tension between tradition and modernity before the tumultuous events of the French Revolution. Rites and Passagesemphasizes the resilience of religious tradition during periods of social and political turbulence. Viewing French Jewish history through the lens of ritual, Berkovitz describes the struggles of the French Jewish minority to maintain its cultural distinctiveness while also participating in the larger social and economic matrix. In theancien régime, ritual systems were a formative element in the traditional worldview and served as a crucial repository of memories and values. After the Revolution, ritual signaled changes in the way Jews related to the state, French society, and French culture. In the cities especially, ritual assumed a performative function that dramatized the epoch-making changes of the day. The terms and concepts of the Jewish religious tradition thus remained central to the discourse of modernization and played a powerful role in helping French Jews interpret the diverse meanings and implications of emancipation. Introducing new and previously unused primary sources, Rites and Passagesoffers a fresh perspective on the dynamic relationship between tradition and modernity
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
944.03
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jewish Culture and Contexts Ser
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  • Religion and culture
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Religion and culture
  • France
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Rites and Passages : the Beginnings of Modern Jewish Culture in France, 1650-1860
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-319) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Leadership, community, and ritual in the Ancien Régime -- 2. Revolution, Régénération, and emancipation -- 3. Transformations in Jewish self-understanding
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824104043
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (342 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812220087
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824104043
Label
Rites and Passages : the Beginnings of Modern Jewish Culture in France, 1650-1860
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-319) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Leadership, community, and ritual in the Ancien Régime -- 2. Revolution, Régénération, and emancipation -- 3. Transformations in Jewish self-understanding
Control code
824104043
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (342 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812220087
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824104043

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