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Dubnow, Simon Markovich
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(Sep 10, 1860 Mislaw, Belarus – Dec 8, 1941, Riga) was formative for Jewish historiography and a leading thinker in “autonomist” Jewish nationalism. He worked in various cities in Russia. In 1922, he emigrated to Berlin and in 1933 to Riga, where he was murdered by the National Socialists. Underlying his extensive work is a sociological conception that stands in contrast to the dominant idealist concept of history proposed primarily by H. Graetz. In his magnum opus, Die Weltgeschichte des jüdischen Volkes (10 vols., 1925–1929; ET: History of the Jews, 5 vols., 1967–19…

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Amir, Yehoyada, “Dubnow, Simon Markovich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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