The Jews of Early Modern Europe

History C175A

Fall 2005
Instructor: 
Efron
Location: 
210 Wheeler
Day & Time: 
TuTh 3:30-5
CCN: 
3948
Units: 
Units

This course examines Jewish culture and society in the formative period from the Spanish Expulsion in 1492 to legal emancipation in 1791. During this time, the Jewish people began to make the enormously complex transition from medievalism to modernity. Topics to be surveyed include the expulsion from Spain, the religious, intellectual, and socioeconomic dimensions of Sephardic dispersion, the impact of the Reformation, Messianism, resettlement in the West, women's lives, anti-Judaism, the rise of Polish Jewry, Hasidism, Enlightenment and Emancipation.

Notes: 

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This course is also listed as Religious Studies C134 and UGIS C154.