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Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries

David Sorkin


For all their unquestionable importance, the Holocaust and the founding of the State of Israel now loom so large in modern Jewish history that we have mostly lost sight of the fact that they are only part of—and indeed reactions to—the central event of that history: emancipation. This book seeks to reorient Jewish history by offering the first comprehensive account in any language of the process by which Jews became citizens with civil and political rights in the modern world. Ranging from the mid-sixteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first, the book tells the ongoing story of how J ... More

Keywords: Holocaust, Israel, modern Jewish history, emancipation, Jews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691164946
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691164946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Sorkin, author
Yale University

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