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Jewish Women in Enlightenment Berlin

Natalie Naimark-Goldberg


The encounter of Jews with the Enlightenment has so far been considered almost entirely from a masculine perspective. In shifting the focus to a group of educated Jewish women in Berlin, this book makes an important contribution to German-Jewish history as well as to gender studies. The study of these women's letters, literary activities, and social life reveals them as cultivated members of the European public. Their correspondence allowed them not only to demonstrate their intellectual talents but also to widen their horizons and acquire knowledge — a key concern of women seeking empowerment ... More

Keywords: Jews, Enlightenment culture, educated Jewish women, German-Jewish history, European public, marriage, traditional family framework, Judaism, Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113539
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113539.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natalie Naimark-Goldberg, author