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Eastern European Jewry in the Modern Period: 1750–1939  

Michael Stanislawski

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article notes that the study of the modern history of East European Jews is not a field driven at present by deep conceptual or ideological divides or abiding scholarly or ... More

European Jewry in the Early Modern Period: 1492–1750  

Elisheva Carlebach

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article describes conceptions of the early modern period in Jewish historiography, the Italian Renaissance, intellectual history, the Jews of Central Europe in the early modern period, ... More

Medieval Jewry in the World of Islam  

Mark R. Cohen

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
Islam arose in the seventh century in Arabia through the preaching of the prophet Muhammad (d. 632). Nineteenth-century Jewish historians of the ‘Wissenschaft des Judentums’ school painted ... More

Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries since 1492  

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
Despite significant achievements, certain challenges still confront the student of Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries. This article delineates four such challenges. First, the conceptual ... More

Western and Central European Jewry in the Modern Period: 1750–1933  

David Rechter

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
For many years, historical writing about the Jewish experience in modern western and central Europe was guided by emancipation and assimilation. Historians focused either on the ... More

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