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Germans, Jews, and the Claims of Modernity

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Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English


  • Cultural studies,
  • European history: c 1500 to c 1750,
  • European history: c 1750 to c 1900,
  • Jewish Studies,
  • Slavery & emancipation,
  • Antisemitism,
  • History,
  • Sociology,
  • History: World,
  • Europe - Germany,
  • Judaism - General,
  • History / General,
  • 18th century,
  • 19th century,
  • Emancipation,
  • Germany,
  • Jews,
  • Legal status, laws, etc,
  • Legal status, laws, etc

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10318846M
ISBN 100300097018
ISBN 109780300097016

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