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Moses Mendelssohn : sage of modernity

Author: Shmuel Feiner
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Series: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 'German Socrates', Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) was the most influential Jewish thinker of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This title offers a human portrait of this fascinating man.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Moses Mendelssohn; Moses Mendelssohn; Moses Mendelssohn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shmuel Feiner
ISBN: 9780300161755 0300161751
OCLC Number: 601348145
Language Note: Translated from the Hebrew.
Description: 237 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: A stroll down Unter den Linden --
From Dessau to Berlin: an unpredicted career --
Cultural conversion: the three formative years --
War and peace, love and family, fame and frustration --
Affront and sickness: the Lavater Affair --
Dreams, nightmares, and struggles for religious tolerance --
Jerusalem: the road to civic happiness --
Specters: the last two years.
Series Title: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Other Titles: Mosheh Mendelson.
Responsibility: Shmuel Feiner ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris.

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"[R]eadable and lively . . . The volume offers an excellent introduction to Mendelssohn for students and interested lay readers as well as a welcome scholarly contribution."--Mara Benjamin, Read more...

 
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