Cincinnati; Bloch, . Item #38663
Later blue boards. 8vo. VII, 102 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Singerman 5150. A lengthy essay on Jewish historiography, through the Bible, middle ages, and the rise of the modern study of the field in the 19th century under Zachariah Frankel and S. D. Luzatto. Gotthard Deutsch (1859-1921) rabbi and professor of Jewish history and philosophy of religion in the Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati. “Deutsch was well-known as a writer. He succeeded Isaac Mayer Wise as editor of the German language publication, Die Deborah in 1901. He was a contributor to the American Israelite, the American Hebrew, the Jewish Chronicle of London. He was an original member of the board of editors for the Jewish Encyclopedia, responsible for the articles dealing with modern Jewish history. His major publications were Scrolls and History of the Jews (1904) . At the time of his death, there was general regret he had been unable to publish a major book on modern Jewish history. ” (A Finding Aid to the Gotthard Deutsch Papers, Manuscript Collection No. 123; American Jewish Archives) . Subjects: Jews - Historiography. History - Philosophy. Jüdische Philosophie. OCLC lists 11 copies. Minimal pencil markings that affect text. Slight toning. Very minimal staining. Ex-library markings. Good condition. (AMR-39-41A-D) xx.