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

Author: Shmuel Feiner; Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland : The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2014.
Series: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shmuel Feiner; Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
ISBN: 1874774439 9781874774433 9781904113102 1904113109
OCLC Number: 892612109
Notes: 1st publ. in Engl. 2002 ; 1st publ. in pbk. 2004 ; 1st digital-on-demand ed. 2014.
Awards: Winner of Arnold Wiznitzer Prize for Jewish History 1995
Description: X, [2], 404, [4] s. ; 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
Series Title: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
Responsibility: Shmuel Feiner ; transl. by Chaya Naor and Sondra Silverston.


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