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Rethinking Antisemitism in Nineteenth-Century France Julie Kalman

Rethinking Antisemitism in Nineteenth-Century France

Julie Kalman

Published January 1st 2010
ISBN : 9780521897327
Hardcover
234 pages
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Rethinking Antisemitism in Nineteenth-Century France is a history of the stories the French told about the Jews in their midst during the early nineteenth century. Using a novel cultural analysis that brings together pamphlets, newspaper articles,MoreRethinking Antisemitism in Nineteenth-Century France is a history of the stories the French told about the Jews in their midst during the early nineteenth century. Using a novel cultural analysis that brings together pamphlets, newspaper articles, novels, and works of art, Julie Kalman focuses on the period that historians have explored the least, encompassing the years 1815 1848. Kalman shows that there were significant discussions surrounding France s Jewish population taking place during this period and argues that these discussions are central to our understanding of the history of the Jew s place in France. These stories also allow us to reflect on core questions of French history during this period, a time when the French were questioning the fundamental nature of their own identity.