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Moses Mendelssohn : a biographical study

Author: Alexander Altmann
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2011.
Series: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First digital on-demand editionView all editions and formats

Professor Altmann quotes widely from personal letters and other contemporary documents in this biographical study of one of the most celebrated figures of the German Enlightenment. A considerable  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Altmann, Alexander, 1906-1987.
Moses Mendelssohn.
London ; Portland, Oregon : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2011
Named Person: Moses Mendelssohn; Moses Mendelssohn; Moses Mendelssohn
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Altmann
ISBN: 9781909821187 1909821187
OCLC Number: 1040695008
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Preface 1 Years of Growth Childhood in DessauEarly Years in BerlinThe Budding PhilosopherLessingThe MetaphysicianThe Bel EspritA Learned SocietyKohelet Mussar 2 Maturity and Fame Marriage and Family LifeThomas Abbt The Prize-Essay The Correspondence about the Vocation of Man The Phaedon Questions and Answers Cognate Hebrew Writings 3 Turning Point: The Lavater Affair 'Juif de Berlin' The Prehistory of the Lavater Affair Lavater's Challenge and Mendelssohn's Reply First Reactions and Behind-the-Scene Activities; Lavater's Reply and Mendelssohn's Epilogue Reverberations of the Conflict Literary Concerns and Another Lavater Episode 4 Changes in the Pattern of Life The Strange Illness Ups and Downs; A Chronicle of Events Hebraica and Judaica The Chronicle Continued Some Philosophical Preoccupations Friends in Unexpected Quarters 5 The Teacher The Avant-Garde of Haskala The German Translation of the Pentateuch Obstacles on the Road Completing the Work 6 Political Reformer Spokesman of his People Co-operation with Dohm A Momentous Event and a New Tract for the Times The Issue of Educational Reform The Summer of 1782 Jerusalem 7 Strains and Stresses Friendship with Lessing: The Last Phase A Projected Essay on Lessing's Character Jacobi's Attitude toward Mendelssohn: Antecedents of their ConflictAn Uneasy Correspondence 8 Guardian of the EnlightenmentThe Contest Literary Activity, 1783-1785 Morning Hours In Combat The Social and Domestic Scene The End Epilogue Notes Index of Subjects and Names
Series Title: Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Responsibility: Alexander Altmann.


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'Alexander Altmann's monumental new biography not only supersedes the Kayserling study but should also serve as a turning point in the historical re-evaluation of Mendelssohn's role in the process of Read more...

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