Jewish History: An Essay in the...

This essay exhibits in a remarkably striking way the author's art of making “all things seem fresh and new, important and attractive.” The author attempts, for the first time, a psychologic characterization of Jewish history. He endeavors to demonstrate the inner connection between events, and develop the ideas that underlie them.

viii PREFACE rative style, and his scintillating conceits, which lend vivacity to his presentation, is bound to charm the reader. Yet, in spite of the racy style, even the layman will have no difficulty in discovering that it is not a clever journalist, an artificer of well- turned phrases, who is speaking to him, but a scholar by profession, whose foremost concern is with historical truth, and whose every statement rests upon accurate, scientific knowledge; not a bookworm with pale, academic blood trickling through his veins, but a man who, with unsoured mien, with fresh, buoyant delight, offers the world the results labo-riously reached in his study, after all evi-dences of toil and moil have been care-fully removed; who derives inspiration from the noble and the sublime in what-ever guise it may appear, and who knows how to communicate his inspiration to others. The translator lays this book of an ac-   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

Jewish History: An Essay in the Philosophy of History


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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PagePREFACE TO THE GERMAN TRANSLATIONPREFACE TO THE ENGLISH TRANSLATIONTABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTORY NOTETHE RANGE OF JEWISH HISTORY THE CONTENT OF JEWISH HISTORY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF JEWISH HISTORY THE HISTORICAL SYNTHESISTHE PRIMARY OR BIBLICAL PERIOD THE SECONDARY OR SPIRITUAL-POLITICAL PERIOD THE TERTIARY TALMUDIC OR NATIONAL-RELIGIOUS PERIOD THE GAONIC PERIOD, OR THE HEGEMONY OF THE ORIENTAL JEWS (500–980)THE RABBINIC-PHILOSOPHICAL PERIOD, OR THE HEGEMONY OF THE SPANISH JEWS (980–1492)THE RABBINIC-MYSTICAL PERIOD, OR THE HEGEMONY OF THE GERMAN-POLISH JEWS (1492–1789)THE MODERN PERIOD OF ENLIGHTENMENT (THE NINETEENTH CENTURY)THE TEACHINGS OF JEWISH HISTORY
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