Paths of emancipation : Jews, states, and citizenship


Paths of emancipation : Jews, states, and citizenship

edited by Pierre Birnbaum and Ira Katznelson

Princeton University Press, c1995

  • : cloth : acid-free paper
  • : pbk. : acid-free paper

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Includes bibliographical references and index



Throughout the nineteenth century, legal barriers to Jewish citizenship were lifted in Europe, enabling organised Jewish communities and individuals to alter radically their relationships with the institutions of the Christian West. In this volume, one of the first to offer a comparative overview of the entry of Jews into state and society, eight leading historians analyse the course of emancipation in Holland, Germany, France, England, the United States, and Italy as well as in Turkey and Russia. The goal is to produce a systematic study of the highly diverse paths to emancipation and to explore their different impacts on Jewish identity, dispositions, and patterns of collective action. Jewish emancipation concerned itself primarily with issues of state and citizenship. Would the liberal and republican values of the Enlightenment guide governments in establishing the terms of Jewish citizenship? How would states react to Jews seeking to become citizens and to remain meaningfully Jewish? The authors examine these issues through discussions of the entry of Jews into the military, the judicial system, business, and academic and professional careers, for example, and through discussions of their assertive political activity.

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