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Haskalah and history : the emergence of a modern Jewish historical consciousness

Author: Shmuel Feiner
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, OR : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2004.
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Genre/Form: History
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Feiner, Shmuel.
Haskalah and history.
Oxford ; Portland, OR : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2004
(OCoLC)891450547
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shmuel Feiner
ISBN: 1904113109 9781904113102
OCLC Number: 60661370
Awards: Winner of Arnold Wiznitzer Prize for Jewish History 1995
Description: x, 404 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Note on transliteration and conventions used in the textIntroduction: `Haskalah' and `History'1. From Traditional History to Maskilic History in Late Eighteenth-Century GermanyAn Enlightened Avant-Garde * The Legitimization of Traditional History * The `Judgement of Reason': Legitimizations for a New History * Rationalistic, Realistic, and Moralistic History * The Modern Period in the Maskilic Picture of the Past * The Pantheon of Historical Heroes * The Dissemination of Maskilic History in the Early Nineteenth Century2. The Manipulation of History in Nineteenth-Century GaliciaThe Galician Maskilim * The Unfolding of Maskilic History * A Natural History of Hasidism * Nahman Krochmal: The Middle-f-the-Road Maskil * Wissenschaft des Judentums in Galicia * The Struggle for Freedom of Thought * Iconoclasm: Attitudes to Religious Reform3. Optimism under Oppression: Maskilic History in Russia, 1825-1855The Idea Yearned to be Realized * A universal History for a Modern Era * The Maskilic Chain of Tradition * The Use of History in Maskilic Propaganda * Political History and Moral History4. Reaching the Masses: The Dissemination of Maskilic HistoryThe Channels of Distribution * Optimistic and Patriotic History * Scientifc Knowledge of the Past * The Autobiography of the Haskalah Movement * Abraham Mapu and the Popularization of Maskilic History * Heroics and Sacred memories in Popular Historical Fiction * Improvement of the Masses: History in Yiddish * Kalman Schulman: The First Professional Popularizer5. Maskilic History in CrisisThe Radical Haskalah: A Loss of Optimism * The Anticlerical Struggle * The Historical Vindication of Hasidism * From `Maskilic History" to `National History'Conclusion: New DirectionsGlossaryBibliographyIndex
Other Titles: Haśkalah ṿe-hisṭoryah.
Responsibility: Shmuel Feiner ; translated by Chaya Naor and Sondra Silverton.

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