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Modernity of Others : Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France

By: Joskowicz, Ari.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C: Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (388 p.).ISBN: 9780804788403.Subject(s): Anti-Catholicism -- France -- History -- 19th century | Anti-Catholicism -- Germany -- History -- 19th century | Anti-clericalism -- France -- History -- 19th century | Anti-clericalism -- Germany -- History -- 19th century | Jews -- France -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Jews -- Germany -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Secularism -- Europe -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Modernity of Others : Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and FranceDDC classification: 305.892/404 | 305.892404 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1: Antisemitism, Anti-Catholicism, and Anticlericalism""; ""Chapter 2: Jewish Anticlericalism and the Making of Modern Citizenship in the Late Enlightenment""; ""Chapter 3: Romanticism, Catholicism, and Oppositional Anticlericalism""; ""Chapter 4: Reforming Judaism, Defending the Family: Jews in Catholic�Liberal Conflicts at Midcentury""; ""Chapter 5: Jews in the Transnational Culture Wars: Secularism and Anti-Papal Rhetoric""
""Chapter 6: Representative Secularism: Jewish Members of Parliament and Religious Debate""""Chapter 7: Nationalism, Antisemitism, and the Decline of Jewish Anti-Catholicism""; ""Conclusion""; ""Abbreviations in the Endnotes""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Summary: The most prominent story of nineteenth-century German and French Jewry has focused on Jewish adoption of liberal middle-class values. The Modernity of Others points to an equally powerful but largely unexplored aspect of modern Jewish history: the extent to which German and French Jews sought to become modern by criticizing the anti-modern positions of the Catholic Church. Drawing attention to the pervasiveness of anti-Catholic anticlericalism among Jewish thinkers and activists from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, the book turns the master narrative of Western and Central
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""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1: Antisemitism, Anti-Catholicism, and Anticlericalism""; ""Chapter 2: Jewish Anticlericalism and the Making of Modern Citizenship in the Late Enlightenment""; ""Chapter 3: Romanticism, Catholicism, and Oppositional Anticlericalism""; ""Chapter 4: Reforming Judaism, Defending the Family: Jews in Catholic�Liberal Conflicts at Midcentury""; ""Chapter 5: Jews in the Transnational Culture Wars: Secularism and Anti-Papal Rhetoric""

""Chapter 6: Representative Secularism: Jewish Members of Parliament and Religious Debate""""Chapter 7: Nationalism, Antisemitism, and the Decline of Jewish Anti-Catholicism""; ""Conclusion""; ""Abbreviations in the Endnotes""; ""Notes""; ""Index""

The most prominent story of nineteenth-century German and French Jewry has focused on Jewish adoption of liberal middle-class values. The Modernity of Others points to an equally powerful but largely unexplored aspect of modern Jewish history: the extent to which German and French Jews sought to become modern by criticizing the anti-modern positions of the Catholic Church. Drawing attention to the pervasiveness of anti-Catholic anticlericalism among Jewish thinkers and activists from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, the book turns the master narrative of Western and Central

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Joskowicz (Vanderbilt) examines Jewish anti-Catholicism in Germany and France during the long 19th century, underlining the "entangled" nature of these two histories. His analysis of the Jewish intelligentsia and the public sphere pulls from a wide range of sources, including literary works, the press, and parliamentary disputes. Departing from other histories of Jewish anticlericalism, like those of Uriel Tal or Zvi Jonathan Kaplan, Joskowicz situates Jews' use of liberal politics and anti-Catholicism within the context of secularism. He argues that German and French Jews from Heinrich Heine to Simon Bloch employed anticlerical rhetoric to uphold their political rights and express their nationalism, contrasting their modernity and religious decorum against images of a premodern and fanatical church. Through his transnational approach, Joskowicz reveals the varied strategies used and the level to which ideas transferred across the Franco-German border. Ultimately, he asserts, Jewish anti-Catholicism was political in nature and endured only as long as it was useful. Organized topically and chronologically, this important contribution to modern Jewish history will challenge advanced students and faculty with its nuanced and compelling thesis. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. M. L. Scott Bloomsburg University of PA

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Ari Joskowicz is Assistant Professor Jewish Studies and European Studies at Vanderbilt University.

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