Introduction
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Assigned to preserve Knowledge, encyclopedias record its respective temporality. Commonly they arise at the threshold of changes in meaning and understanding. The Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture (EJHC) reflects a state of knowledge assembled with respect to a complex transition. More than a lifetime has passed since the manifestation of an ultimate rupture in civiliza…

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“Introduction”, 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_035697>
First published online: 2017



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