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Moses Mendelssohn : a Biographical Study.

Author: Alexander Altmann
Publisher: Cary : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, The, 1984.
Series: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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 amount of the primary source material is offered in English translation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Altmann, Alexander.
Moses Mendelssohn : A Biographical Study.
Cary : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, The, ©1984
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Altmann
ISBN: 9781909821187 1909821187
OCLC Number: 1048794187
Description: 1 online resource (910 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1: Years of Growth; Childhood in Dessau; The Early Years in Berlin; The Budding Philosopher; Lessing; The Metaphysician; The Bel Esprit; A Learned Society; Kohelet Mussar; 2: Maturity and Fame; Marriage and Family Life; Thomas Abbt; The Prize-Essay; The Correspondence on 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; Cooperation with Dohm. A Momentous Event and a New Tract for the TimesThe 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 Conflict; An Uneasy Correspondence; 8: Guardian of the Enlightenment; The 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.

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