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Author Schwartz, Daniel R., author

Title Between Jewish Posen and scholarly Berlin : the life and letters of Philipp Jaff?e / Daniel R. Schwartz
Published Berlin [Germany] ; Boston [Massachusetts] : De Gruyter, 2017


Description 1 online resource (394 pages) : illustrations
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface -- Content -- List of Illustrations -- Abbreviations -- I. Philipp Jaffé, 1819-1870 -- Introduction -- I. From Posen to Berlin -- II. Staying in Berlin and in German History (1850-1854) -- III. 1854-1863 -- IV. From Independent Scholarship to Lonely Suicide -- Conclusion -- II. Letters by Philipp Jaffé, 1838-1870 -- Introduction -- Appendices -- Appendix 1. Police Notice of Jaffé's Suicide -- Appendix 2a. Jaffé's Public Statement Condemning Pertz -- Appendix 2b. Jaffé's Out-of-Town Distribution List for His Public Statement -- Appendix 3. Two References by Georg Waitz, in FDG 10 (1870), to Recently Deceased Colleagues -- Appendix 4. "The Catastrophe of 22 March 1870": Two Possibilities -- Appendix 5. On Mistakes and Criticism -- Appendix 6. Facsimile of a Letter by Jaffé -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Summary The life of Philipp Jaffé (1819-1870), from his youth in Posen; his studies with Leopold von Ranke and career - as a close friend of Theodor Mommsen - at the pinnacle of historical scholarship in Berlin, first at the Monumenta Germaniae Historica and then, after his feud with Georg Heinrich Pertz, with his unprecedented 1862 appointment, while still a Jew, to a Berlin professorship; and on to his baptism in 1868 and suicide in 1870, was a life of transition between East and West and between Judaism and Christianity - and a life of devotion to scholarship, of loneliness, of success and of frustration. Forgotten today, except by medievalists who depend on his numerous editions of Latin texts, Jaffé was a central figure in the heydays of German scholarship. His career illustrates the working conditions of such scholars, their friendships and feuds, and also the limits that hemmed Jews in and the ways they could be overcome. This volume documents Jaffé's life, accomplishments, and struggles, and also offers insight into his soul via more than two hundred of his letters (in German) - about half to his parents in Posen and half to colleagues around Europe, especially Pertz and Mommsen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Correspondences are in German
Subject Jaffé, Philipp, 1819-1870.
SUBJECT Jaffé, Philipp, 1819-1870 fast
Subject Jewish historians -- Germany -- Berlin -- Biography
Jewish historians -- Poland -- Poznań -- Biography
Jewish scholars -- Germany -- Biography
Philologists -- Germany -- Biography
Jews -- Intellectual life.
Jews -- History.
Jewish historians
Jewish scholars
Jews -- Intellectual life
Germany -- Berlin
Poland -- Poznań
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017287257
ISBN 311048675X