The making of Western Jewry, 1600-1819

Lionel Kochan

In the late sixteenth century, after the expulsions of the Middle Ages, the Jews of western and central Europe came to enjoy a period of relative stability. This book describes how they set about restoring old communities and creating new centres in the Hapsburg Empire, France, England and the German states. Sephardi Jews, expelled from Spain and Portugal, were pioneers in the emergence of Hamburg, Amsterdam, London and Bordeaux as key-points in the Atlantic economy. Tension and friction everywhere accompanied these achievements, both inside the Jewish communities and in their relationship to the Christian world. Rich Jews and poor Jews had conflicting interests and their struggle inside the communities sometimes led to a breakdown of communal discipline. In seventeenth-century Prague, for example, this was on such a scale that the emperors had to intervene to restore harmony. The book ends with the troubled Jewish response to the nineteenth-century world of political freedom, intellectual challenge and anti-semitism.

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  • Introduction Central Europe in Peace and War 1600-1648 'A Little Jerusalem' and 'A Great Jerusalem' On French Soil Resettlement in London At Peace in the Post-War World Prague and Bohemia: From Recovery to Reduction Early Decades in Brandenburg-Prussia: The Last Resettlement Amsterdam, from Turmoil to Decline In London Expulsion from Prague (1745-48) The Old and the New Kehillah 'Jerusalem' in Berlin On the Eve, in France The Rabbi and the Emperor Revolution and War, 1789-1805 Beyond the Rhine and Over the Alps Another Rabbi, Another Emperor From Paris to Vienna Epilogue: 1819 Glossary Abbreviations Index

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書名 The making of Western Jewry, 1600-1819
著作者等 Kochan, Lionel
出版元 Palgrave Macmillan
刊行年月 2004
ページ数 x, 390 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0333625978
NCID BA69740336
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス