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Academic Year 2005/2006
Jews and Modernity: History and Historiography
HIST 386 SP
This course will examine dilemmas and challenges Jews faced in modern times. We will read texts that focus on these challenges and Jewish responses to them, as well as various historical perspectives on this subject.
readings will include both primary and secondary sources. We will also view some films that address issues pertaining to the topic of the course.
H. Graetz, HISTORY OF THE JEWS
T. Herzl, JEWISH STATE & OLD NEW LAND
S.R.Hirsch, THE NINETEEN LETTERS
S. Maimon, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
D. Boyarin, UNHEROIC CONDUCT
M. Stanislawski, ZIONISM AND THE FIN DE
Primary sources related to
Hasidism, Haskalah, Musar movement, etc.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
One short paper based on a primary source & a research paper that will be an elaboration on the first paper.
Participation in class discussion
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Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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