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The dangers within: Fears of imprisonment in enlightenment France
(Yeshiva University, 2021)
The histonan Jean Defumeau begins his classic study or fear in late-medieval and early modem Europe by citing Montaigne's description of arriving after nightfall in the town of Augsburg in 1580. To enter the town, Montaigne ...
The limits of tolerance: Jews, the Enlightenment, and the fear of premature burial
(Yeshiva University, 2017)
ln 1798, a little-known German journal, the Schlesische Provinzialblätter, published a report about a case of narrowly averted tragedy. It concerned a young Jewish boy in Breslau who had been pronounced dead 11 November ...