FPFVA008 The Jews of Central and Eastern Europe: Politics and Culture

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Marie Crhová, Ph.D., MA (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Marie Crhová, Ph.D., MA
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
This course provides an advanced introduction to some of the major social and political issues in the modern history of the Jews in Central and Eastern Europe. It covers the period from the late eighteenth century, when debates over Jewish emancipation first began to acquire currency, through the restructuralization of organized Jewish life following the collapse of communism in the end of the twentieth century. The course provides an overview of the Jewish experience as a minority group, introducing main themes of modern Jewish history such as emancipation, Jewish politics, religious reform, antisemitism, Hebrew and Yiddish literature. Geographical framework of the course includes present day Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, occasional references will be made to Israel and the USA. Students will gain an appreciation of basic themes, events and ideas in modern Jewish history. The weekly class will be divided into three sections: lectures, students' presentations and discussions. Students are encouraged to use primary documents in their presentations (from The Jew in the Modern World: A Documentary History) to illustrate their arguments.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Regular attendance and participation: 50%
One in-class presentation / One term paper (5-10 pages): 50%
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Winter 2019, Summer 2020, Winter 2020, Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Winter 2022, Summer 2023, Winter 2023, Summer 2024.
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