JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 001 Paths to Jewish Emancipation
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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This course will examine the processes leading to the civic and political emancipation of the Jews in nineteenth-century Europe. It will focus on aspects of the legal, social and cultural history of the Jews from the sixteenth century onward in an effort to understand the different paths to emancipation in England, Western Europe, and Central Europe. It will also look at various trends — including religious reform, racial antisemitism, Jewish assimilation and Jewish nationalism — whose development was part and parcel of the struggle for emancipation. The course will also include comparisons with movements for the emancipation of Catholics, women and other groups.

Michael L. Miller is the Louis & Helen Padnos Visiting Professor to the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies for the fall 2010 term. He is an Assistant Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He received his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, where he specialized in Jewish and Central European History. His research focuses on the impact of nationality conflicts on the religious, cultural and political development of Central European Jewry in the nineteenth century.

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
Th 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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