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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
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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: Biographies
Biography
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Altmann, Alexander, 1906-1987.
Moses Mendelssohn.
London ; Portland, Oregon : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2011
(OCoLC)825564184
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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