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Abstract Paul Christian Kirchner's book »Jüdisches Ceremoniel« counts among the most important sources of research into Judaism in Germany at the beginning of the 18 th century. We know little about the author himself. He was a rabbi in Fürth and converted to Protestantism in 1713. His book...
Abstract In her very important monograph »The Court Jew« Selma Stern analysed, 60 years ago, the structural elements of the German Court Jewry in the Baroque Age as a contribution to the History of Absolutism in Europe. The New York exposition with the title »From Court Jews to the Rothschilds –...
Abstract By analyzing data from different archives for the first time the paper provides an account of the conflict regarding the imitation of Protestant cassocks by Jewish rabbis in 19 th century Bavaria. The author compares the motives of both the rabbis and the representatives of the...
Abstract The article points out that inversions are of great importance in Franz Werfel's »Class Reunion«. These inversions mostly concern the protagonists Adler and Sebastian who both epitomize dualism as in mind and body, Jew and anti-Semite, Christ and the devil. Werfel here refers to Gnostic...
Abstract This essay discusses Die Vertreibung aus der Hölle (2002) by the Austrian writer Robert Menasse in terms of the author's playful self-presentation as a Jew. It locates the text's genre between self-narration and historical novel and places it in the context of Menasse's œuvre on the one...
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