Jewish History in a New Key

Jewish History in a New Key T HE J EWISH Q UA R T E R LY R EVIEW , Vol. 108, No. 3 (Summer 2018) 353–358 NA TA LIE Z EMON DAVIS University of Toronto E LLI OTT H OR OWI TZ F IRST ENTE RE D my life with his characteristic brilliance and brio at the 1980 meeting of the Association of Jewish Stud- ies. Mark Cohen, Theodore Rabb, and I were presenting our Princeton course on the Jews in Early Modern Europe, into which we had intro- duced topics from the new social history within a comparative European perspective. A distinguished elder scholar from Jerusalem rose from the audience to state that the course disfigured Jewish history and, eyeing me, that the field did not need contributions from outsiders. Whereupon a student from the Yale doctoral program came forward and defended our course as the wave of the future. Elliott Horowitz saved the day for us, as many of the younger listeners took copies of our syllabus. Over the decades since then, Elliott Horowitz helped shape that future through his pioneering contributions to Jewish history and historiogra- phy and, thereby, to European history more generally. Often in corre- spondence with each other, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Jewish Quarterly Review University of Pennsylvania Press

Jewish History in a New Key

Jewish Quarterly Review, Volume 108 (3) – Sep 26, 2018

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T HE J EWISH Q UA R T E R LY R EVIEW , Vol. 108, No. 3 (Summer 2018) 353–358 NA TA LIE Z EMON DAVIS University of Toronto E LLI OTT H OR OWI TZ F IRST ENTE RE D my life with his characteristic brilliance and brio at the 1980 meeting of the Association of Jewish Stud- ies. Mark Cohen, Theodore Rabb, and I were presenting our Princeton course on the Jews in Early Modern Europe, into which we had intro- duced topics from the new social history within a comparative European perspective. A distinguished elder scholar from Jerusalem rose from the audience to state that the course disfigured Jewish history and, eyeing me, that the field did not need contributions from outsiders. Whereupon a student from the Yale doctoral program came forward and defended our course as the wave of the future. Elliott Horowitz saved the day for us, as many of the younger listeners took copies of our syllabus. Over the decades since then, Elliott Horowitz helped shape that future through his pioneering contributions to Jewish history and historiogra- phy and, thereby, to European history more generally. Often in corre- spondence with each other,

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