German Jews: A Dual Identity

German Jews: A Dual Identity

by Paul Mendes-Flohr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300076231

ISBN-13: 9780300076233

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

Through the prism of German Jewry, this thought-provoking book explores the uniquely modern condition of living with multiple cultural identities. German Jews assimilated the cultural values of Germany but were not themselves assimilated into German society, Paul Mendes-Flohr contends. No longer unambiguously Jewish, they faced the pain of fractured identity and

Overview

Through the prism of German Jewry, this thought-provoking book explores the uniquely modern condition of living with multiple cultural identities. German Jews assimilated the cultural values of Germany but were not themselves assimilated into German society, Paul Mendes-Flohr contends. No longer unambiguously Jewish, they faced the pain of fractured identity and divided cultural loyalty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300076233
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
The Franz Rosenzweig Lecture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
4.69(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix(4)
Acknowledgments xiii
Chapter One The Bifurcated Soul of the German Jew
1(24)
Chapter Two History and Kultur: The German-Jewish Perspective
25(20)
Chapter Three The German-Jewish Parnassus
45(21)
Chapter Four Franz Rosenzweig's Eulogy for German Jewry
66(23)
Epilogue Reflections on the Legacy of German Jewry 89(8)
Notes 97(44)
Index 141

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