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ÎNCEPUTURILE ISTORIOGRAFIEI EVREIEŞTI CA DISCIPLINĂ ŞTIINŢIFICĂ ÎN ROMÂNIA
THE BIRTH OF JEWISH HISTORIOGRAPHY IN ROMANIA

Author(s): Alina Popescu
Subject(s): History
Published by: The Goldstein Goren Center for Hebrew Studies
Keywords: Jewish studies; historiography; press

Summary/Abstract: The article attempts to gather the main characteristic features of the Jewish emancipation movement in Romania during the 19th century. In keeping with the desiderata of the Haskalah, the Romanian Jewish community gradually joined in the local national culture and even provided some well-known representatives of the Romanian culture. During the last quarter of the 19th century, fulfilling the desiderata of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement, Jewish scholars from Romania devoted themselves to the local national culture and at the same time to Jewish Studies in order to help and justify the Jewish movement for civic and political rights. In this fight the leading role was played by the Jewish press published in Hebrew, French, but mostly in Romanian and gathering the signatures of important representatives of Jewish-Romanian culture: Moses and Elias Schwartzfeld, Moses Gaster, etc.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 210-217
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Romanian