Von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart
To reflect upon the varieties of Jewish life in Europe in good as well as in bad times and from antiquity to the presence is the subject of this book. Renowned scholars of different research fields like Jewish Studies, History, Art History, Literature and Catholic Theology analyze how Jews and Jewish communities maintained in alien environments, how they were willing or able to integrate themselves into surrounding societies politically, economically, and culturally, how they structured their everyday lives, which threats, dangers, and modes of discrimination they faced, and, finally, how the state and non-Jewish members of the dominant society placed themselves in relation to Jews. The book is structured chronologically so that the varieties of Jewish live environments are presented most sensible. The singular catastrophe, the Holocaust, belongs to this history as well. However, Jewish history offers more than conflicts, discrimination and eliminatory anti-Semitism. This book and the different methodological approaches of the following essays, which the contributors devoted to central aspects of the history of Jews, want to convey the complexities and varieties of Jewish life in Europe that developed throughout the course of history.
Cet ouvrage, réunissant des spécialistes issus de différentes disciplines comme les études juives, l'histoire, l'histoire de l'art, la littérature et la théologie catholique a pour objectif de rendre compte de la diversité de la vie juive en Europe de l'Antiquité à nos jours, que les contextes fussent propices ou tourmentés. Les...
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