Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance
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 - Ben Langleben - Goodreads
Brings the key players and acts of this critical period in Jewish and European history to life. Each chapter focuses on a particular individual or group of characters, with key events in their lives ... Read full review
Review: Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and RenaissanceUser Review - Andy Weiss - Goodreads
An excellent read tying the threads of history together showing how we arrived where we are today. The echos continue in the middle east and in the Ukraine. Read full review
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