Jewish Intellectual Women in Central Europe 1860-2000: Twelve Biographical Essays

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Jewish Intellectual Women in Central Europe 1860-2000: Twelve Biographical Essays

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The essays collected in this volume show the complex lives and identities of Central European Jewish women, born between 1860 and the early 20th century. They enrich our knowledge and understanding of European Jewish women. Despite their important contributions to many intellectual and artistic fields, most of the women in this book were previously unknown to English-speaking audiences. These women exhibited a fluid range of identities, affiliations, and loyalties. Their Jewishness was more often identified with culture or community rather than ritual or religion. Most traveled around Europe and fled Europe during the time of the Nazi persecution. Their odysseys highlight the experiences of the marginal and those in exile. The collection offers a valuable contribution to 19th and 20th century women's history, European intellectual history, Jewish studies, and Diaspora studies. [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780779906246

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Edwin Mellon Press

City

Lewiston, NY

Keywords

Jewish women, Ethnic relations, Central Europe, Intellectual life

Disciplines

European History | Intellectual History | Jewish Studies | Women's History | Women's Studies