Studies in German Jewish History

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The Studies in German Jewish History focus on the cultural, literary, political and social history of German Jews from their first documented settlement in Germany to the present.

This series of monographs, written in either English or German, is under the general editorship of its founder, Peter D.G. Brown, Distinguished Service Professor of German at the State Univeristy of New York at New Paltz.

The books in this series include the work of internationally recognized authorities at major research universities, as well as that of emerging scholars in the field.

The Studies in German Jewish History are published by the Peter Lang Publishing Group. Lang books are distributed worldwide from its main facilities in Bern, Switzerland, and from branch offices in Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford and Vienna.

Following is a list of Studies in German Jewish History that have been accepted into the series to date:

Volume 1. Adam M. Weisberger, The Jewish Ethic and the Spirit of Socialism, 1997. 270 pp., $51.95.

Volume 2. Barbara C. Frantz, Gertrud Kolmar's Prose, 1997. 152 pp., $38.95.

Volume 3. Sarah Fraiman, Judaism in the Works of Beer-Hoffmann and Feuchtwanger, 1998. 264 pp., $48.95.

Volume 4. Melanie A. Murphy, Max Nordau's Fin-de-Siècle Romance of Race, 2007. 156 pp., $61.95.

Volume 5. John D. Martin, Representations of Jews in Late Medieval and Early Modern German Literature, 2004. 2nd printing 2006. 253 pp., $49.95

Volume 6. Peter Meister, ed., German Literature between Faiths: Jew and Christian at Odds and in Harmony, 2004.244 pp., $50.95.

Volume 7. Bram Mertens, Dark Images, Secret Hints: Benjamin, Scholem, Molitor and the Jewish Tradition, 2007. 278 pp., $67.95.

Volume 8. Cyril Reade, From Mendelssohn to Mendelsohn: Visual Case Studies of Jewish Life in Berlin, 2007. 350 pp., $89.95.

Volume 9. Edward Breuer, Studies in Mendelssohn, forthcoming.

Authors wishing to have a manuscript considered for inclusion in the series should submit a letter of inquiry with an abstract of the manuscript to:

Professor Peter D.G. Brown
Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
State University of New York
600 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2440


You can request more information by sending an e-mail to the general editor. Click here to send e-mail to Peter D.G. Brown (

Volumes published in the Studies in German Jewish History series can be ordered through any bookstore or directly from the publisher in New York City:

Peter Lang Publishing
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New York, NY 10006
Tel. 212-647-7700 (main number)
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Customer service: 800-770-5264
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