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Another ModernityElia Benamozegh's Jewish Universalism$
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Clémence Boulouque

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781503612006

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503612006.001.0001

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An Italian Jewish Patriot in the Risorgimento

An Italian Jewish Patriot in the Risorgimento

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(p.27) Chapter 2 An Italian Jewish Patriot in the Risorgimento
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Another Modernity
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Clémence Boulouque

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503612006.003.0003

Chapter 2 delves into Benamozegh’s coming of age under the Risorgimento and the way it exposed him to the thinking of its Christian thinkers and ideologues, such as Gioberti and Mazzini. It uncovers how some of his tropes regarding Israel as a nation, articulating patriotism with a universalist and divine mission, were drawn from these towering Italian figures. His redefinition of the interaction between Jews and the nation, and his opposition to the religious rejection of modernity, exemplified by the Pope, are all best understood against the backdrop of the Risorgimento, of which he was a witness and participant.

Keywords:   Risorgimento, Gioberti, Mazzini, Pius IX, Jewish emancipation

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