Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815 / Edition 1

Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815 / Edition 1

by Ronald Schechter
     
 


"Obstinate Hebrews gives us a startling new look at both the Enlightenment and the Jewish presence in eighteenth-century France. Both sets of voices come through loud and clear: the Philosophes debating citizenship for the Jews with much more complexity than has been believed; Jews responding with their own self-perceptions, claiming they could beSee more details below

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"Obstinate Hebrews gives us a startling new look at both the Enlightenment and the Jewish presence in eighteenth-century France. Both sets of voices come through loud and clear: the Philosophes debating citizenship for the Jews with much more complexity than has been believed; Jews responding with their own self-perceptions, claiming they could be French patriots and practitioners of the Jewish religion at the same time. The universal and the particular are in constant interaction in Schechter's lively pages. His book, through its deep immersion in the eighteenth century, speaks to issues of our time."—Natalie Zemon Davis, author of Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth Century Lives

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520235571
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/14/2003
Series:
Studies on the History of Society and Culture Series, #49
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. A Nation within the Nation? The Jews of Old Regime France
2. Jews and Philosophes
3. Jews and Citizens
4. Contrapuntal Readings: Jewish Self-Representation in Prerevolutionary France
5. Constituting Differences: The French Revolution and the Jews
6. Familiar Strangers: Napoleon and the Jews
Conclusion: Jews and Other "Others"
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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