The Berlin Jewish Community: Enlightenment, Family and Crisis, 1770-1830 by Steven M. Lowenstein, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Berlin Jewish Community: Enlightenment, Family and Crisis, 1770-1830

The Berlin Jewish Community: Enlightenment, Family and Crisis, 1770-1830

by Steven M. Lowenstein
     
 

The Berlin Jewish community was both the pioneer in intellectual modernization and the first to experience a crisis of modernity. This original and imaginative book connects intellectual and political transformation with the social structures and daily activities of the Jewish community. Steven M. Lowenstein has used extraordinarily rich documentation about the

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The Berlin Jewish community was both the pioneer in intellectual modernization and the first to experience a crisis of modernity. This original and imaginative book connects intellectual and political transformation with the social structures and daily activities of the Jewish community. Steven M. Lowenstein has used extraordinarily rich documentation about the life of Berlin Jewry in the period and assembled a collective biography of the entire community of Berlin Jews. He has examined tax lists, subscription lists, genealogical records, and address lists as well as kosher meat accounts to give us a vivid picture of daily life. On another level in detailing the complexity of Jewish life in Berlin during this period, this book illuminates the connections between the "peaceful stage" of enlightenment and the crisis that followed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195083262
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Series:
Studies in Jewish History Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.93(d)

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