Item 5949. Heinrich Graetz; Eine Würdigung Des Historikers Und Juden Zu Seinem 100. Geburtstage 31. Oktober 1917, 21 Cheschwan

Heinrich Graetz; Eine Würdigung Des Historikers Und Juden Zu Seinem 100. Geburtstage 31. Oktober 1917, 21 Cheschwan

Berlin; L. Lamm, 1917. Item #28816

Clothbound. 8vo. 184 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German. Original cloth, with gilt lettering on cover and spine. “Heinrich Graetz, an appreciation of the Historian and Jew on the 100th birthday, October 21st, 1917”, a biographical appreciation of the historical contributions of Heinrich Graetz, written by Josef Meisl, a respected Berlin archivist, historian, and later founder of the Jewish Historical General Archives. Includes source documents and frontispiece portrait of Heinrich Graetz. Heinrich Graetz (1817 -1891) was amongst the first historians to write a comprehensive history of the Jewish people from a Jewish perspective. Born Tzvi Hirsh Graetz to a butcher family in Xions (Ksiaz Wielkopolski) , Poznan, in Prussia (now in Poland) , he obtained his doctorate from the University of Jena though he had attended Breslau University because Jews at the time were barred from receiving Ph. D. S at that institution. After 1845 he was principal of the Jewish Orthodox school of the Breslau community, and later taught history at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) . His magnum opus “History of the Jews” was quickly translated into other languages and ignited worldwide interest in Jewish history. In 1869 the University of Breslau granted him the title of Honorary Professor; in 1888 he was appointed an Honorary Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences. Subjects: Graetz, Heinrich, 1817-1891. Spine bumped, with small tear at crown. Light pencil marks and slight tear on first endpage. Pages fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-33-20).

Price: $100.00

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