The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 7, The Early Modern World, 1500-1815

The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 7, The Early Modern World, 1500-1815

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This seventh volume of The Cambridge History of Judaism provides an authoritative and detailed overview of early modern Jewish history, from 1500 to 1815. The essays, written by an international team of scholars, situate the Jewish experience in relation to the multiple political, intellectual and cultural currents of the period. They also explore and problematize the 'modernization' of world Jewry over this period from a global perspective, covering Jews in the Islamic world and in the Americas, as well as in Europe, with many chapters straddling the conventional lines of division between Sephardic, Ashkenazic, and Mizrahi history. The most up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative work in this field currently available, this volume will serve as an essential reference tool and ideal point of entry for advanced students and scholars of early modern Jewish history.
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  • Paperback | 1152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 57mm | 1,509g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises; 8 Maps; 5 Halftones, black and white
  • 1108810543
  • 9781108810548

Table of contents

Introduction Jonathan Karp and Adam Sutcliffe; Part I. European and Mediterranean Jewry 1500-1650: 1. The Catholic Church and the Jews Kenneth Stow; 2. Judaism and Protestantism R. Po-chia Hsia; 3. The rise of Ottoman Jewry Joseph R. Hacker; 4. The shifting legal and political status of early modern Jewries Andreas Gotzmann; 5. Jews and the early modern economy Francesca Trivellato; 6. The early modern Jewish community and its institutions Elisheva Carlebach; Part II. Themes and Trends in Early Modern Jewish Life: 7. Iberia and beyond: Judeoconversos and the Iberian inquisitions David Graizbord; 8. The establishment of East European Jewry Israel Bartal; 9. Linguistic transformations: Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) Matthias B. Lehmann; 10. Continuity and change in early modern Yiddish language and literature Jean Baumgarten; 11. Jewish book culture since the invention of printing (1469-c.1815) Emile G. L. Schrijver; 12. The Christian study of Judaism in early modern Europe Theodore Dunkelgrun; 13. Rabbinic culture and the development of Halakhah Jay R. Berkovitz; 14. Discipline, dissent, and communal authority in the Western Sephardic Diaspora Yosef Kaplan; 15. Education and Homiletics Marc Saperstein; 16. Dimensions of Kabbalah from the Spanish expulsion to the dawn of Hasidism Lawrence Fine; 17. Magic, mysticism, and popular belief in Jewish culture (1500-1815) J. H. Chajes; 18. Sabbatai Sevi and the Sabbatean movement Matt Goldish; 19. Science, medicine and Jewish philosophy Adam Shear; 20. Port Jews revisited: commerce and culture in the age of European expansion Lois C. Dubin; 21. Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian economy (1453-1795) Adam Teller; 22. Jewish piety and devotion in early modern Eastern Europe Glenn Dynner; 23. The rise of Hasidism Moshe Rosman; 24. Enlightenment and Haskalah Edward Breuer; 25. Women, water, and wine: the paradoxical piety of early modern Jewry Elliott Horowitz; 26. Jews, Judaism, and the visual arts Marc Michael Epstein; 27. Musical dilemmas of early modern Jews Edwin Seroussi; Part III. The Jewish World, 1650-1815: 28. Judaism in Germany (1650-1815) Deborah Hertz; 29. The making of Habsburg Jewry in the long eighteenth century Michael K. Silber; 30. The Jews of Poland-Lithuania (1650-1815) Francois Guesnet; 31. The Jews of the Ottoman Empire 1580-1839 Joseph R. Hacker; 32. The Jews of Italy (1650-1815) Francesca Bregoli; 33. Locals: the Jews in the early modern Dutch Republic Bart T. Wallet and Irene Zwiep; 34. The Jews of France (c.1650-c.1815) Jay R. Berkovitz; 35. The Jews of Great Britain (1650-1815) Todd M. Endelman; 36. The Jews in the early modern Caribbean and the Atlantic world Wim Klooster; 37. The Jews in early North America: agents of empire, champions of liberty Bill Pencak; 38. The Jews of Africa and Asia (1500-1815) Tudor Parfitt; 39. The Jews of Iran in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Vera B. Moreen; 40. Toleration, integration, regeneration, and reform: rethinking the roots and routes of 'Jewish emancipation' Adam Sutcliffe; 41. Looking backward and forward: rethinking Jewish modernity in the light of early modernity David B. Ruderman; Index.
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About Jonathan Karp

Jonathan Karp is Associate Professor, History and Judaic Studies Departments at State University of New York, Binghamton. He is the author of The Politics of Jewish Commerce: Economic Thought and Emancipation in Europe, 1638-1848 (Cambridge, 2008), and the co-editor, with Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimblett, of The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times (2007) and, with Adam Sutcliffe, of Philosemitism in History (Cambridge, 2011). He has published articles and essays on a wide range of topics, with a particular focus on Jewish economic life, Jews and music, and Jewish-Christian relations. Adam Sutcliffe is Reader in European History, Department of History at King's College London. He is the author of Judaism and Enlightenment (Cambridge, 2003), and the co-editor of Renewing the Past, Reconfiguring Jewish Culture: From a-Andalus to the Haskalah (with Ross Brann, 2004) and of Philosemitism in History (with Jonathan Karp, Cambridge, 2011). He has published numerous articles and essays on various aspects of early modern Jewish history and intellectual history, particularly on the place of Jewish themes and issues in European thought from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries.
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