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'Languishing from a distance': Louis Meyer and the demise of the German Jewish ideal

Guesnet, F; (2014) 'Languishing from a distance': Louis Meyer and the demise of the German Jewish ideal. In: Jews in the Kingdom of Poland, 1815–1918 (Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Volume 27). (117 - 151). The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization: Oxford, Portland, Oregon. Green open access

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Abstract

Louis Meyer (1796-1869), a Polish-Jewish merchant living in the middle-sized Polish provincial town of Wloclawek, authored a broad range of literary works in the German language. A representative of a moderate reform of Jewish religious traditions, he admired German, and more specifically, Prussian enlightened culture. His writings, a rare repository of thoughts and observations concerning Polish-Jewish culture in the 19th century, reveal a growing concern with the loss of humanist attitudes in Germany.

Type: Book chapter
Title: 'Languishing from a distance': Louis Meyer and the demise of the German Jewish ideal
ISBN-13: 978-1-906764-21-0
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: Louis Meyer (1796-1869), Jews, Poland, German literature, 19th century, Prussia, Wloclawek
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Hebrew and Jewish Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1457381
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