Protestants, Catholics and Jews in Germany, 1800-1914
Edited by Helmut Walser Smith
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Protestants, Catholics and Jews in Germany, 1800-1914 by Helmut Walser Smith
Book DescriptionIn the course of the nineteenth century, the boundaries that divided Protestants, Catholics and Jews in Germany were redrawn, challenged, rendered porous and built anew. This book addresses this redrawing. It considers the relations of three religious groups-Protestants, Catholics, and Jews-and asks how, by dint of their interaction, they affected one another.Previously, historians have written about these communities as if they lived in isolation. Yet these groups coexisted in common space, and interacted in complex ways. This is the first book that brings these separate stories together and lays the foundation for a new kind of religious history that foregrounds both cooperation and conflict across the religious divides. The authors analyze the influences that shaped religious coexistence and they place the valences of co-operation and conflict in deep social and cultural contexts. The result is a significantly altered understanding of the emergence of modern religious communities as well as new insights into the origins of the German tragedy, which involved the breakdown of religious coexistence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859735657
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Helmut Walser Smith
Oxford Handbook of Modern German History, Paperback (February 2015)
A comprehensive, multi-author survey of German history, featuring cutting-edge syntheses of major topics by an international team of thirty five leading scholars.
Continuities of German History, Paperback (April 2008)
Smith reexamines German continuities and sheds new light on nationalism, anti-Semitism and genocide.
Butcher's Tale, Paperback (December 2003)» View all books by Helmut Walser Smith
One of the most dramatic explorations of a German town in the grip of anti-Semitic passion ever written.
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Author Biography - Helmut Walser Smith
Dr. Helmut Walser Smith Associate Professor of History,Vanderbilt University
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