Ahasver
(3,437 words)

Ahasver is the usual name for the figure of the Eternal or Wandering Jew which has constituted the most important symbol of the Jewish people in European culture since the Early Modern Era. Because of this symbolic importance, the figure’s history and phenomenology yield many insights into European cultu…

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Galit Hasan-Rokem, Jerusalem, “Ahasver”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0005>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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