The Berlin Jewish community : enlightenment, family, and crisis, 1770-1830

Lowenstein, Steven M., 1945- author

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  • Creator Steven M. Lowenstein
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xii, 300 pages) : illustrations, map
  • ISBNs 0195083261, 9780195083262, 9780195359428, 0195359429
  • OCLC ocn183192210


  • The Berlin Jewish community was both the pioneer in intellectual modernization and the first to experience a crisis of modernity. This original and imaginative book connects intellectual and political transformation with the social structures and daily activities of the Jewish community. Steven M. Lowenstein has used extraordinarily rich documentation about the life of Berlin Jewry in the period and assembled a collective biography of the entire community of Berlin Jews. He has examined tax lists, subscription lists, genealogical records, and address lists as well as kosher meat accounts to gi.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-283) and index.


  • Part I: Berlin Before Modernity; Part II: The Stage of "Peaceful Modernization"; Part III: The Crisis of Berlin Jewry; Part IV: The Social Analysis of the Crisis and Its Connection to the Enlightenment; Part V: Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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