Project

Modern Germans, Ancient Jews: Political Representations of Early Judaism in the German-Speaking Lands of the 19th Century

Duration
01 October 2017 → Ongoing
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Modern and contemporary history
    • History of ideas
    • Study of Judaism
Keywords
Modernity Judaism Antiquity Historiography Intellectual history
 
Project description

This project examines the diverse representations of early Judaism across the German-speaking lands of the 19th century. In view of the rising nation-state, it illuminates the importance of the ancient past for the modern political present, the effects of that present on reconstructing antiquity, and the significance of place for knowledge-production.