Fall Semester 2016-2017
Contact: Amos Bitzan, Assistant Professor, Department of History, firstname.lastname@example.org
All meetings are held in Humanities 4231 (CJS Lounge)
Topic I: Jewish Historiography – Salo Baron
1. THE LACHRYMOSE CONCEPTION OF JEWISH HISTORY
Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:30-3:20pm
Reading: Salo W. Baron, “Ghetto and Emancipation,” Menorah XIV, no. 6 (June 1928): 515-28. Reprinted in The Menorah Treasury, ed. Leo W. Schwarz (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1964), 50-63. PDF
2. JEWISH HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY: VISIONS OF THE WHOLE?
Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:30-3:20pm
Reading: Salo W. Baron, “Chapter I: Jewish Society and Religion,” in A Social and Religious History of the Jews, 2nd ed., vol. 1, 18 vols. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952), 3-31. PDF
3. SALO BARON IN ACTION: EARLY MODERN POLAND
Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:30-3:20pm
Reading: Salo W. Baron, “Chapter LXVII: Poland’s Golden Age,” in A Social and Religious History of the Jews, 2nd ed., vol. 16, 18 vols. (New York, Columbia University Press), 3-77. PDF
BACKGROUND LITERATURE AND PRIMARY SOURCES (OPTIONAL)
Robert Liberles, Salo Wittmayer Baron: Architect of Jewish History (New York: New York University Press, 1995).
Zachary Baker, “The Taube-Baron Collection of Jewish History and Culture,” Stanford University Libraries, accessed July 25, 2016, http://library.stanford.edu/collections/taube-baron-collection-jewish-history-and-culture.