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The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France

Ari Joskowicz


The most prominent story of nineteenth-century German and French Jewry has focused on Jews’ adoption of liberal middle-class values. The Modernity of Others points to an equally powerful but largely unexplored aspect of modern Jewish history: the extent to which German and French Jews sought to become modern by criticizing the anti-modern positions of the Catholic Church. Drawing attention to the pervasiveness of anti-Catholic anticlericalism among Jewish thinkers and activists from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, the book turns the master narrative of European Jewish histo ... More

Keywords: secularism, Jewish emancipation, German history, French history, anti-Catholicism, anticlericalism, antisemitism, transnational history, religion, liberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804787024
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804787024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ari Joskowicz, author