The Jews in Nineteenth-century France: From the French Revolution to the Alliance Israélite Universelle

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Stanford University Press, 1996 - 340 pages
This work on the history of French Jewry, follows the reshaping of Franco-Jewish identity from legal emancipation after the French Revolution, through to the creation in 1860 of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, the first international Jewish organization devoted to the struggle for Jewish rights throughout the world.
 

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Contents

Introduction I
16
Paris Becomes the Center of French Jewry
41
Rothschild King of Jews
79
Breaking Stereotypes
110
The Spirit of Enterprise
143
The Republic
163
Survivors of 1848
194
The Creation
249
Conclusion
289
Notes
299
Index
333

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About the author (1996)

Michael Graetz is Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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