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The first modern Jew : Spinoza and the history of an image

Author: Daniel B Schwartz
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
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Provides a look at how Spinoza went from being one of Judaism's most notorious outcasts to one of its most celebrated, if still highly controversial, cultural icons, and a powerful and protean symbol  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Benedictus de Spinoza; Benedictus de Spinoza; Benedictus de Spinoza; Benedictus de Spinoza; Baruch Spinoza
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel B Schwartz
ISBN: 9780691142913 0691142912
OCLC Number: 783979231
Awards: Joint winner of Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize 2012
Commended for National Jewish Book Award for Jewish History 2012
Description: 1 online resource (270 Seiten : )
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Preface and Acknowledgments xi Note on Translations and Romanization xvii Introduction 1 Spinoza's Jewish Modernities Chapter 1: Ex-Jew, Eternal Jew: 15 Early Representations of the Jewish Spinoza Chapter 2: Refining Spinoza: 35 Moses Mendelssohn's Response to the Amsterdam Heretic Chapter 3: The First Modern Jew: 55 Berthold Auerbach's Spinoza and the Beginnings of an Image Chapter 4: A Rebel against the Past, A Revealer of Secrets: 81 Salomon Rubin and the East European Maskilic Spinoza Chapter 5: From the Heights of Mount Scopus: 113 Yosef Klausner and the Zionist Rehabilitation of Spinoza Chapter 6: Farewell, Spinoza: 155 I. B. Singer and the Tragicomedy of the Jewish Spinozist Epilogue: 189 Spinoza Redivivus in the Twenty-First Century Notes 203 Bibliography 247 Index 265
Responsibility: Daniel B. Schwartz.


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