Jewish Contributions to Civilization: An...

Joseph Jacobs was a thinker and writer of unusual breadth and versatility. Among the subjects to which he gave his attention was the comparative distribution of Jewish ability, as the result of researches he had undertaken in association with Sir Francis Galton. The present work was the natural outcome of these studies.

5 PREFATORY STATEMENT contributions to European civilization, into three books. In the first book, entitled “ Jews of the Past,” he intended to dwell upon Jewish achievement in the various fields of research during the past two thousand years and to show that the Jews have made themselves a constituent element of that civ-ilization to which they are heirs equally with oth-er nations, creeds, and peoples. The second book was to be devoted to the evaluation of the contri-butions of individual Jews to modern European culture in the immediate past and present. The third book was to determine the value of Jews in the modern cultural State and thus meet the ques-tion raised by the modern higher anti- Semites who, in consonance with their mediæval ideals, are op-posed to Jewish influence in the Church- State which they would like to see revived. When, in January, 1916, Dr. Jacobs died, this task had been but partially accomplished. Book I was practically ready for publication, though, had the author lived, he would undoubtedly have subject-ed many parts to a thorough revision. Of Book II he left notes, which would have served him as an outline. These notes show the masterly fashion and the thoroughness with which he had intended to treat this important subject. Nothing has been found of Book III. Book I, being complete in itself, is herewith of-fered to the public, with the express statement that   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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