Divided souls : converts from Judaism in early modern German lands, 1500-1750 (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Divided souls : converts from Judaism in early modern German lands, 1500-1750

Author: Elisheva Carlebach
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work re-evaluates the place of converts from Judaism in the narrative of Jewish history. Focusing on German Jews who converted to Christianity in the 16th to mid-18th centuries, it explores  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisheva Carlebach
ISBN: 0300084102 9780300084108
OCLC Number: 535473328
Description: xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Medieval Legacy: Converts in the Culture of Ashkenaz --
2. The Lost Crown of Synagoga: Converts from Judaism in Medieval Christendom --
3. The Turning Point: The Sixteenth Century --
4. The Last Deception: Conversion and the Endtime --
5. Writing the Divided Self: Convert Autobiography --
6. The Professions of Conversion --
7. Conversion and Rupture of the Family --
8. Conversion, Language, and Identity --
9. Revealing the Secrets of Judaism: The Literature of Jewish Ceremonial --
10. Representation and Rivalry: Jewish Converts and Christian Hebraists --
11. Conclusion: Converts in the Age of Enlightenment --
App. The Conversion Autobiography of Friedrich Albrecht Christiani.
Responsibility: Elisheva Carlebach.

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"Carlebach's reading of autobiographical texts by converts from Judaism is careful, intelligent, and skeptical - a model of how to treat spiritual memoirs." Todd M. Endelman, University of Michigan Read more...

 
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