Jewish history in Croat lands until the 20th century

Lecturer:
Naida-Michal Brandl, Assistant Professor

Sylabus:

Week 1: Introduction. Terminology, periodization, historiography.
Week 2: Jews in Croat lands in Late Antiquity and Medieval period.
Week 3: Early Modern and Modern period in the Mediterranean: Italian states and the Ottoman Empire; Jewish expulsion from Spanish crown lands; Jewish trade networks; the world of the Jews in maritime trade. Port Jews as a modernization phenomenon before modernization.
Week 4: Permanent settlement of the Sephardic Jews in the Eastern Adriatic coast and its hinterland, their economic role in the Venetian Republic and the Republic of Dubrovnik.
Week 5: The fall of Venetian Republic and the Republic of Dubrovnik; Dalmatia during the Austrian government.
Week 6: Jewish policies of Maria Theresa and Joseph II in the context of the enlightened absolutism in Europe.
Week 7: Permanent settlement of the Ashkenazi Jews through the Habsburg Empire in the context of Edicts of toleration issued by Joseph II.
Week 8: From toleration to emancipation. The process of Emancipation and economic and social strengthening of the Jews in Croatia and Slavonia.
Week 9: Judaism revised: Central European case and case study of Zagreb Jewish community.
Week 10: The Ottoman Sephardim are becoming Habsburg subjects: Jewish communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the arrival of Ashkenazi Jews.
Week 11: Everyday life in the long 19th century.
Week 12: Museum of Arts and Crafts, Judaica collection.
Week 13: Museum of the City of Zagreb permanent exhibition.
Week14: Zionism and the First World War.
Week 15: Conclusion

Bibliography:

  1. Naida-Mihal Brandl, Židovi u Hrvatskoj, enciklopedijska natuknica, Hrvatska enciklopedija, 2009.
  2. Maren Frejdenberg, Židovi na Balkanu na isteku srednjeg vijeka, Zagreb: Dora Krupićeva, 2000. (selected chapters)
  3. Dva stoljeća povijesti i kulture Židova u Zagrebu i Hrvatskoj, Zagreb: Židovska općina Zagreb, 1998. (selected chapters)
  4. Duško Kečkemet, Židovi u povijesti Splita. Split: Jevrejska općina Split, 1971. (selected chapters)
  5. Vesna Miović, The Jewish Ghetto in the Dubrovnik Republic (1546-1808). Zagreb-Dubrovnik: Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Sciences and Arts in Dubrovnik, 2005. (selected chapters)
  6. Gavro Schwarz, Povijest Zagrebačke židovske općine od osnutka do 50-tih godina 19. vijeka, Zagreb, 1939.
  7. Odabrani članci na Omegi

Additional bibliography:

  1. Židovi na tlu Jugoslavije, katalog izložbe, Zagreb: Muzejski proctor Zagreb, 1988.
  2. Ivo Goldstein, “Historiografija o Židovima u Hrvatskoj”. Radovi Zavoda za hrvatsku povijest (2004.), 34-35-36:285-289.
  3. Ljiljana Dobrovšak, “Hrvatska, srpska, austrijska i mađarska historiografija o povijesti Židova od 1868. do danas”. Historiografija / povijest u suvremenom društvu, Zagreb, Hrvatski institut za povijest, 2014., 51-70.
  4. Ljiljana Dobrovšak, “Emancipacija Židova u Kraljevini Hrvatskoj, Slavoniji i Dalmaciji u 19. stoljeću” Radovi Zavoda za hrvatsku povijest, 37 (2005.), 125-142.
  5. Vesna Miović, Židovke u Dubrovniku, Dubrovnik: HAZU, Zavod za povijesne znanosti u Dubrovniku, 2013.
  6. Katrin Boeckh, “Židovska vjerska općina u Zagrebu do 1941”. Časopis za suvremenu povijest, 27 (1995.),1:33-53.