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With My Own Eyes
The Autobiography of an Historian
Jacob Katz; Ann Brenner, trans.; Ziporah Brody, trans.

The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry

1995 • 183 pp. 6 x 9"
Jewish Studies / Israeli Studies / Biography

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"This memoir, combined with Jacob Katz's prolific scholarly work, puts on display an unusual constellation of personal and professional qualities . . . piety and openness; passion and objectivity; breadth and focus; methodological innovativeness and traditional learning; wit and deep seriousness; a critical spirit and a gift for friendship." —Commentary

A noted social historian views the first three quarters of the century through the lens of his own life.

JACOB KATZ was Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and author or editor of many books in medieval and modern Jewish social history, including two Brandeis books, A House Divided: Orthodoxy and Schism in Nineteenth-Century Central European Jewry (1998) and The Darker Side of Genius: Richard Wagner's Anti-Semitism (1986).

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