Glorious, Accursed Europe

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Show simple item record Reinharz, Jehuda Shavit, Yaacov 2013-12-11T16:41:42Z 2013-12-11T16:41:42Z 2010
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-58465-843-6
dc.description.abstract This volume offers a fascinating look at the complex relationship between Jews and Europe during the past two hundred years, and how the European Jewish and non-Jewish intelligentsia interpreted the modern Jewish experience, primarily in Germany, Russia, and Central and Eastern Europe. Beginning with premodern European attitudes toward Jews, Reinharz and Shavit move quickly to “the glorious nineteenth century,” a period in which Jewish dreams of true assimilation came up against modern antisemitism. Later chapters explore the fin-de-siècle “crisis of modernity”; the myth of the modern European Jew; expectations and fears in the interwar period; differences between European nations in their attitude toward Jews; the views of Zionists and early settlers of Palestine and Israel toward the Europe left behind; and views of contemporary Israeli intellectuals toward Europe, including its new Muslim population—the latest incarnation of the Jewish Question in Europe.
dc.format.extent 316 pp. 6 x 9"
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University Press
dc.rights Copyright by the authors 2010
dc.subject British & European History
dc.subject Jewish Studies
dc.title Glorious, Accursed Europe
dc.type Book
dc.identifier.doi 10.26812/9781584658436

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