Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Jewish Pasts, German FictionsHistory, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jonathan Skolnik

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780804786072

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804786072.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 20 February 2020

Introduction

Introduction

Jewish Cultural Memory and the German Historical Novel

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Jewish Pasts, German Fictions
Author(s):

Jonathan Skolnik

Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804786072.003.0001

The introduction examines the relation between modern, secular Jewish history writing (Wissenschaft des Judentums, the “Jewish version of German historicism”) and historical fiction. It introduces Rosenzweig's term “dissimilation” as a concept for the analysis of minority culture and questions of integration in an age of nationalism and embourgoisement. The argument is reinforced with an interpretation of Moritz Oppenheim's 1864 painting Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Plays for Goethe.

Keywords:   dissimilation, assimilation, minority culture, German-Jewish, Sephardic, historical novel

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.