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A Jew in the French Revolution

A Jew in the French Revolution

Francis Malino

ISBN: 978-1-557-86193-1

Sep 1996, Wiley-Blackwell

302 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$56.95

Description

Zalkind Hourwitz lived during one of the most pivotal periods in history. A Polish Jew born in 1752, Hourwitz moved to France in 1774 and entered the intellectual and political life of ancien régime Paris. Frances Malino provides a vivid description of this compelling and exotic figure who fits none of the traditional portraits of eighteenth-century Jews. An investigation of his experiences in the French capital during this period challenges our previous understanding of Jewish emancipation, provides an additional perspective on revolutionary Paris (from that of both Jew and foreigner) and adds another dimension to the historiography of the French Revolution.
Introduction.

1. Political Beginnings.

2. The Apologies des Juifs.

3. A Revolutionary Jewish Voice.

4. The Frustrations of Emancipation.

5. Revolutionary Illusions.

6. A Would-Be Ideologue.

7. In Retreat.

Conclusion.

"Malino's book is a splendid piece of work, well-researched and richly annotated." American Historical Review
* Provides the first biographical assessment of this exotic figure in Jewish history.
* Offers an unusual perspective on one of the key period of French history.
* Challenges our understanding of the nature of Jewish emancipation.
* Draws on a wide range of published and unpublished sources.
* Provides the first biographical assessment of this exotic figure in Jewish history.
* Offers an unusual perspective on one of the key period of French history.
* Challenges our understanding of the nature of Jewish emancipation.
* Draws on a wide range of published and unpublished sources.