Stadt ohne Juden? Präsenz in der Absenz zwischen 1397 und 1650

Gehringer, Andreas. Stadt ohne Juden? Präsenz in der Absenz zwischen 1397 und 1650. 2021, Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Despite the physical absence of a Jewish community in early modern Basel, Judaism as such had always been present. It served as protagonist in alleged miracles, as well as subject of interest in humanism and its texts such as Johannes Buxtorf’s Synagoga Judaica. It functioned as the intellectual and economic locomotive during the Hebrew printing era and it visually manifested itself through Hebraic letters in the city walls, since Jewish tombstones were used to rebuild the destroyed rampart after the devastating earthquake of 1356. Yet, the early modern examination and discussion of Judaism had not been the result of a genuine interest in actual Jewish thinking, traditions, and rituals, but rather the result of a complex, multilevel discourse about Christian self-understanding and its Jewish heritage. The dissertation project aims to examine that very multilevel discourse in order to elaborate on the functions of Judaism in early modern Basel.
Advisors:Burkart, Lucas
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Bereich Mittelalter > Spätmittelalter und Renaissance (Burkart)
UniBasel Contributors:Gehringer, Andreas and Burkart, Lucas
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Doctoral Thesis
Thesis status:Complete
Last Modified:13 Jan 2022 16:10
Deposited On:06 Feb 2018 11:24

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