Encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture online / editor in chief, Dan Diner ; head editor, Markus Kirchhoff ; assistant editors, Philipp Graf, Ulrike Kramme, Simon Mahling, Christian Otto, Regina Randhofer, Frauke von Rohden, Philipp von Wussow, Alexandra Schröder, Alexandra Tyrolf ; consulting editors for the English edition, Cornelia Aust, Philipp Lenhard, Daniel Mahla.

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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
1 online resource.


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From Europe and America to the Middle East, North Africa and other non-European Jewish settlement areas, the 'Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture' covers the recent history of the Jewish people from 1750 through the 1950s. Originally published in German as the 'Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur' by J.B. Metzler Verlag (Stuttgart/Weimar) in 2011 the work includes approximately 800 entries that present the state of international research and reveal a complex portrait of Jewish life - illuminated by many maps and illustrations. Central themes convey information on topics such as autonomy, exile, emancipation, literature, liturgy, music, and science of Judaism. The encyclopedia provides knowledge in an overall context and offers academics and other interested readers new insights into Jewish history and culture. The work is an outstanding contribution to the understanding of Judaism and modernity.
Originally published in German as the Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur (2011-2017). The online English edition is available as a set alongside the German version. The English edition will also be available in print.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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