History | Jewish Hist: Expulsion to Rev
B321 | 3105 | Lehmann


A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section open to undergraduates only
Above section carries culture studies credit
Above section meets with another section of HIST B321

This course examines the transition from medieval Jewish society to
modernity, covering the period between the expulsion of the Jews
from Spain in 1492 and the French Revolution with its deep impact on
Jewish life in Europe in 1789. Topics include the expulsion from
Spain, the problem of the Marranos, the rise of new centers in
Poland-Lithuania and Ottoman Turkey, the Jews of Renaissance Italy,
the emergence of Hasidism in Eastern Europe, Jewish Enlightenment,
and the beginning of emancipation.