The Resource Haskalah : the romantic movement in Judaism, Olga Litvak

Haskalah : the romantic movement in Judaism, Olga Litvak

Label
Haskalah : the romantic movement in Judaism
Title
Haskalah
Title remainder
the romantic movement in Judaism
Statement of responsibility
Olga Litvak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Commonly translated as the "Jewish Enlightenment," the Haskalah propelled Jews into modern life. Olga Litvak argues that the idea of a Jewish modernity, championed by adherents of this movement, did not originate in Western Europe's age of reason. Litvak contends that the Haskalah spearheaded a Jewish cultural revival, better understood against the background of Eastern European Romanticism. Based on imaginative and historically grounded readings of primary sources, Litvak presents a compelling case for rethinking the most important concepts that currently inform the positioning of the Haskalah within the context of Jewish emancipation, nationalism, and secularization. Most importantly, she challenges the prevailing view that the Haskalah was the political and philosophical mainspring of Jewish liberalism. In Litvak's ambitious rereading, nineteenth-century Eastern European intellectuals emerge as the authors of a Jewish Romantic revolution. Fueled by unfulfilled longings for community, spiritual perfection, and historical authenticity, the poets and scholars associated with the Haskalah were ambivalent about the contemporary struggle for Jewish equality and the quest for material improvement. Their skepticism about the universal promise of Enlightenment continues to shape Jewish political and religious values."--Project Muse
Member of
Cataloging source
Nz
Dewey number
296.09/033
Index
index present
LC call number
BM194
LC item number
.L58 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Key words in Jewish studies
Series volume
v. 3
Label
Haskalah : the romantic movement in Judaism, Olga Litvak
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part. I. Terms of debate -- Wrong time, wrong place -- Beyond the enlightenment -- Part II. State of the question -- Haskalah and history -- Haskalah and modern Jewish thought -- Part III. In a new key -- Exile -- New creation -- Faith -- Paradise -- Fall -- The end of Enlightenment
Control code
ocn821738214
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813554358
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt4jw0v6
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32217870
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)821738214
  • pebcs0813554357

Library Locations

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