Salo Wittmayer Baron Lectures


4th Salo Wittmayer Baron Lectures

14 March 2022
6.00-7.30 p.m.

University of Vienna
Juridicum, Schottenbastei 10-16

Emancipation Reconsidered: 1550–2000

Prof. Dr. David Sorkin, Universität Yale

Abstract:
In the mass of scholarship on the process of the Jews'
"emancipation," that is, gaining the equality of citizenship,
there has not been a comprehensive synthetic study that accounts for
the entirety of Europe let alone the Ottoman Empire and the Atlantic
world.  In this lecture David Sorkin will present a typology of
emancipations, including the "three regions" of Europe and a
fourth pattern in the Ottoman Empire.  He will also highlight the
singular characteristics of emancipation in Central Europe, namely,
the states of the German Federation, the Habsburg Empire and Wilhelmine
Germany.