Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 6: Confronting Modernity, 1750-1880

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Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 6: Confronting Modernity, 1750-1880
The Posen Library's landmark anthology series--called "a feast of Jewish culture, in ten volumes" by the Chronicle of Higher Education--explores Jewish culture and intellectual innovation in the modern age

"An essential collection of Judaica that ably combines the known and the obscure."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Readers seeking primary texts, documents, images, and artifacts constituting Jewish culture and civilization will not be disappointed. More important, they might even be inspired. . . . This set will serve to improve teaching and research in Jewish studies at institutions of higher learning and, at the same time, promote, maintain, and improve understanding of the Jewish population and Judaism in general."--Booklist (starred review)

"A spectacular array of sources, capturing the many facets of Jewish cultural creativity during a tumultuous era."--Glenn Dynner, author of Yankel's Tavern

This volume covers what Elisheva Carlebach describes as a period "in which every aspect of Jewish life underwent the most profound changes to have occurred since antiquity." Organized by genre, this extensive yet accessible volume surveys Jewish cultural production and intellectual innovation during these dramatic years, particularly in literature, the visual and performing arts, and intellectual culture. The wide-ranging collection includes a diverse selection of sources created by Jews around the world, translated from a dozen languages. Representing a tumultuous time of changing borders, demographic shifts, and significant Jewish migration, this anthology explores the range of approaches of Jews, from welcoming to resistant, to the intertwining ideals of enlightenment and emancipation, "the very foundation of the Jewish experience in this period."

Publication Date: 
November 26, 2019