Encyclopedias
(4,753 words)

The transformation of Jewish history and culture into a science, from the beginning of the 19th century, was reflected not least in modern Jewish encyclopedias. They served not only for providing knowledge that was perceived as certain, but also for the self-understanding of a collectivity in upheaval. The first programmatic writings and outlines eme…

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Engelhardt, Arndt, “Encyclopedias”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0206>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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