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Graetz, Heinrich
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(Oct 31, 1817, Książ Wielkopolski [Ger. Xions], Poland – Sep 7, 1891, Munich) earned his Ph.D. at Jena with the dissertation Gnostizismus und Judenthum (1846). In 1854, he accepted an appointment as professor at the Jüdisch-Theologisches Seminar in Breslau (Wrocław) which had been founded by Z. Frankel. Graetz's Geschichte der Juden (ET: History of the Jews, 1898), published between 1853 and 1876, was the first to arrange the enormous quantity of material relating to Jewish history according to a clearly defined, quadripartite system …

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Römer, Nils, “Graetz, Heinrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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