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The Resource The transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840, David Sorkin

The transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840, David Sorkin

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The transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840
Title
The transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840
Statement of responsibility
David Sorkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sorkin, David Jan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Jewish history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Haskalah
  • Judaism
  • Subculture
  • Subculture
  • Germany
Label
The transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840, David Sorkin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 225-245
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Secular Culture
  • Religious Tradition
  • The Ideology of Emancipation
  • Emancipation and Regeneration
  • The Origins of the Haskala
  • The Politics of the Haskala
  • The Ideology and the Public Sphere
  • The Subculture
  • The New Bourgeoisie
  • Ideologues and Institutions
Control code
14904137
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780195049923
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86028617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1032479
Label
The transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840, David Sorkin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 225-245
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Secular Culture
  • Religious Tradition
  • The Ideology of Emancipation
  • Emancipation and Regeneration
  • The Origins of the Haskala
  • The Politics of the Haskala
  • The Ideology and the Public Sphere
  • The Subculture
  • The New Bourgeoisie
  • Ideologues and Institutions
Control code
14904137
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780195049923
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86028617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1032479

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