Revisiting Jewish Spain In The Modern Era by Daniela FleslerRevisiting Jewish Spain In The Modern Era by Daniela Flesler

Revisiting Jewish Spain In The Modern Era

EditorDaniela Flesler, Tabea Alexa Linhard, Adri»n P+rez Melgosa

Hardcover | February 14, 2013

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This innovative volume offers fresh perspectives and directions on the intersection of Hispanic and Jewish studies. It shows how 'Jewishness' has played a crucial role in Spanish political, social, and cultural developments in the modern era, exploring the effects of the multiple material and symbolic absences of Jews and Judaism from modern Spanish society. The book considers the haunting presence that this absence has entailed. Contributors analyze the different and contradictory ways in which Spain as a nation has tried to come to terms with its Jewish memory and with Jews from the nineteenth century to the present: Jos'mador de los R' efforts to incorporate 'Jewishness' into the canon of Spanish national literature and history; the emergence in the mid-nineteenth century of the figure of the Jewish conspirator who seeks to foment revolutionary unrest in novels from Spain, Italy and France; the development of philosephardism and its interconnections with anti-Semitism, Spanish fascism and colonial ambitions at the turn of the twentieth century; the instrumentalization of the Spanish Jewish past during the Second Republic; the role of philosemitism in the development of Catalan nationalism; and the relationship between the memory of Sepharad and Holocaust commemoration in contemporary Spain.

This book is based on a special issue of theJournal of Spanish Cultural Studies.

Daniela Flesleris Associate Professor of Spanish at SUNY Stony Brook, USA. She specializes in Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Cultural Studies, with a focus on issues of transnationalism and the construction of national identities. Previous publications includeThe Return of the Moor: Moroccan Immigration in Contemporary Spain(2008).Tab...
Title:Revisiting Jewish Spain In The Modern EraFormat:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.98 inPublished:February 14, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415634873

ISBN - 13:9780415634878


Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Revisiting Jewish Spain in the Modern EraDaniela Flesler, Tabea Alexa Linhard and Adri'P'z Melgosa 2. Amador de los R' and the Beginnings of Modern Jewish Studies in SpainAndrew Bush 3. The Narrative Work of the Jewish Conspirator in Mid-Nineteenth Century European LiteratureLou Charnon-Deutsch 4. Reconquering "Sepharad": Hispanism and Proto-Fascism in Gim'z Caballero's Sephardist CrusadeMichal Friedman 5. "Spaniards of the Jewish Type": Philosephardism in the Service of Imperialism in Early Twentieth-Century Spanish MoroccoIsabelle Rohr 6. The Second Republic, the Jews and the Uses of the PastTabea Alexa Linhard 7. On Universalist Particularism: The Catalans and the JewsEdgar Illas 8. The Voids of Sepharad: The Memory of the Holocaust in SpainAlejandro Baer