Modern Judaism and Historical Consciousness: Identities, Encounters, Perspectives

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The volume, composed by excellent scholars from different academic disciplines, is a comprehensive handbook devoted to the complex relationship between modern Judaism and historical thinking in Europe, the United States, and Israel from the Enlightenment to the present. Apart from analyzing the emergence of a new scholarly historical paradigm during this period, the contributions interpret the interaction and the tensions between Jewish historiography and other disciplines such as literature, theology, sociology, and philosophy, describe the way historical consciousness was popularized and used for ideological purposes and explore the impact of different - religious or secular - identities on the historical representation of the Jewish past. A final part envisions new theoretical and methodological concepts within the field, including cultural studies and gender studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004152892
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/11/2007
  • Pages: 658
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Andreas Gotzmann, Ph.D. (1995) in Jewish Studies, is Professor of Jewish Studies at Erfurt University and taught at Dartmouth College. He has published extensively on Early Modern and Modern Jewish History and Jewish historiography, including Eigenheit und Einheit: Modernisierungsdiskurse des deutschen Judentums der Emanzipationszeit (Brill, 2002).
Christian Wiese, Ph.D. (1997), is Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex and taught at Erfurt University, in Montreal and Dublin, as well as at Dartmouth College. He has published extensively on modern Jewish history and thought, including Challenging Colonial Discourse: Jewish Studies and Protestant Theology in Wilhelmine Germany (Brill, 2005).
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