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The Resource Jewish high society in Old Regime Berlin, Deborah Hertz

Jewish high society in Old Regime Berlin, Deborah Hertz

Label
Jewish high society in Old Regime Berlin
Title
Jewish high society in Old Regime Berlin
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Hertz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the quarter century between 1780 and 1806, Berlin's courtly and intellectual elites gathered in the homes of a few wealthy, cultivated Jewish women to discuss the events of the day. Princes, nobles, upwardly mobile writers, actors, and beautiful Jewish women flocked to the salons of Rahel Varnhagen, Henriette Herz, and Dorothea von Courland, creating both a new cultural institution and an example of social mixing unprecedented in the German past. In this book, Deborah Hertz offers the first detailed history of these salons, using rich narrative as well as analytic social history to explain why such an institution arose and what it meant to those involved. Hertz reconstructs the cultural and social context that nurtured salon life, describing how the salons emerged out of courtly society, commercial leisure institutions, and the city's new intellectual clubs. Using a collective biography of one hundred participants in sixteen salons, Hertz shows that there were complex social and personal motives for salon participation. Noblemen, for example, needed Jewish financiers for private loans, but they also wanted access to more progressive cultural currents. For Jewish women, salon leadership offered not only an escape from a restricted home life but also social and personal power, power that was frequently consolidated in their upwardly mobile marriages to noblemen. However advantageous and stimulating these salons were for their participants, they were the product of a transitory convergence of social and cultural structures. Hertz concludes by exploring how both underground antisemitic gossip and the new patriotism unleashed by the upheavals in Prussia after 1806 destroyed Jewish salon life in Berlin
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hertz, Deborah Sadie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herz, Henriette
  • Varnhagen, Rahel
  • Jews
  • Salons
  • Jewish women
  • Jews
  • Upper class women
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Ethnic relations
  • Jewish women
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Salons
  • Upper class women
  • Germany
  • Joden
  • Hogere klassen
  • Gesellschaft
  • Intellektueller
  • Berlin
  • Juden
  • Elite
  • Juden
  • Berlin
  • Juden
  • Literarischer Salon
  • Salon
  • Berlin
  • HISTORY / Europe / Germany
Label
Jewish high society in Old Regime Berlin, Deborah Hertz
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-291) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • THREE. The Male Intelligentsia
  • FOUR. Public Leisure and the Rise of Salons
  • FIVE. Salon Men
  • SIX. Salon Women
  • SEVEN. Seductive Conversion and Romantic Intermarriage
  • EIGHT. The Decline of Salons
  • Bibliographic Note
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Figures
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • ONE. Introduction: Why Salons?
  • TWO. Social Structure
Control code
on1035556608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300242713
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvt6x1d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035556608
Label
Jewish high society in Old Regime Berlin, Deborah Hertz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-291) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • THREE. The Male Intelligentsia
  • FOUR. Public Leisure and the Rise of Salons
  • FIVE. Salon Men
  • SIX. Salon Women
  • SEVEN. Seductive Conversion and Romantic Intermarriage
  • EIGHT. The Decline of Salons
  • Bibliographic Note
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Figures
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • ONE. Introduction: Why Salons?
  • TWO. Social Structure
Control code
on1035556608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300242713
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvt6x1d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035556608

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