Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Germans, Jews, and the Claims of Modernity

By Jonathan M. Hess (NHC Fellow, 1999–00)

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002

From the publisher’s description:

In the analysis of the debates in Germany over Jews, Judaism and Jewish emancipation in the late 18th and 19th centuries, Jonathan M. Hess reconstructs a crucial chapter in the history of secular anti-Semitism. He examines not only the thinking of German intellectuals of the time but also that of Jewish writers, revealing the connections between anti-Semitism and visions of modernity, and the Jewish responses to the treat posed by these connections.

Awards and Prizes
Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2003)
Subjects
Religion / History / Anti-Semitism / German History / Judaism / Jews / Modernism / Secularism /

Hess, Jonathan M. (NHC Fellow, 1999–00). Germans, Jews, and the Claims of Modernity. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002.