The Way Jews Lived: Five Hundred Years of Printed Words and Images

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Intertwining history and art over five centuries, this detailed overview of Jewish culture and events focuses on how printed writings and artworks have reflected the perceptions of Jews by themselves and others. Filled with nearly 400 illustrations of woodcuts, engravings, etchings, lithographs, serigraphs and other visual works, it details the representation of Jews and Jewish life chronologically while giving individual attention to the regions and countries in which Jews have lived in significant numbers. From...

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Overview

Intertwining history and art over five centuries, this detailed overview of Jewish culture and events focuses on how printed writings and artworks have reflected the perceptions of Jews by themselves and others. Filled with nearly 400 illustrations of woodcuts, engravings, etchings, lithographs, serigraphs and other visual works, it details the representation of Jews and Jewish life chronologically while giving individual attention to the regions and countries in which Jews have lived in significant numbers. From editions of the Haggadah to portraits to anti-Semitic cartoons, diaries to newspapers to novels, it analyzes a vast array of works that both molded and revealed Jewish popular opinion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786434404
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Constance Harris, a longtime collector of art prints and Judaica, divides her time between homes in Beverly Hills, California, and Birmingham, Michigan. She is the author of Portraiture in Prints (1987).

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Table of Contents

Foreword Shalom Sabar Sabar, Shalom 1

Introduction 5

1 Jewish Art: In the Beginning 7

2 The Fifteenth Century: Printmaking and Printing Begin 15

3 The Sixteenth Century: Let There Be Books 40

4 The Seventeenth Century: The Old World and the New 79

5 The Eighteenth Century: Enlightenment, Emancipation 113

6 England in the Nineteenth Century: The Industrial Revolution Challenges the Politics of Equity 164

7 France in the Nineteenth Century: The Rule of Napoleon and the Rise of Zionism 200

8 Central Europe and Russia in the Nineteenth Century: Modern Anti-Semitism 234

9 America in the Nineteenth Century: Immigration and Liberation 272

10 England in the Twentieth Century: Working Class to Upper Class 303

11 France in the Twentieth Century: Grandeur and Loss 317

12 Germany and Austria in the Twentieth Century: Disaster and Renewal 334

13 Russia and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century: Radical Theories, Mass Migrations 370

14 America in the Twentieth Century: From the Immigrant Experience to Modernity 389

15 Israel in the Twentieth Century: The Dream Projected, Fulfillment Deferred 421

Glossary 449

Bibliography 453

Index 463

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