Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance (Google eBook)
The first popular history of the Emancipation of Europe’s Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—a transformation that was startling to those who lived through it and continues to affect the world today.
Freed from their ghettos, Jews ushered in a second renaissance. Within a century Marx, Freud, and Einstein created revolutions in politics, human science, and physics that continue to shape our world. Proust, Schoenberg, Mahler, and Kafka redefined artistic expression.
Emancipation reformed the practice of Judaism, encouraged some to imagine a modern nation of their own, and within decades led to the dream of Zionism.
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Review: Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and RenaissanceUser Review - Cynthia Gelper - Goodreads
Fascinating history of Western European Jewish life in the 18th and 19th centuries and how bound up their freedom was with politics and revolution. Who knew? Read full review
Review: Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and RenaissanceUser Review - Elliot Ratzman - Goodreads
This is a readable history of European Jewish emancipation—both legally as citizens and culturally as writers, thinkers and doers. It draws on many of the right secondary sources and shapes what has ... Read full review
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