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The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln

Gluckel of Hameln

The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln

by Gluckel of Hameln

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Published by Harper and Brothers in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated by Marvin Lowenthal.
The Physical Object
Pagination296p. ;
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22817073M

Gluckel of Hameln’s memoirs Gluckel of Hameln was a Jewish woman from Hamburg who lived in the seventeenth century. She wrote her lengthy memoirs in Yiddish. Her memoir is regarded to be one of the most important documents for European Jewish history written by a Jewish woman.   Direct Download the Podcast Episode Memoirs by preth century women are exceedingly rare. This memoir by a late 17th to early18th-century Jewish business woman is completely unique. Gluckel's financial dealings, her piety and personal conduct, and the family and community events she describes bring us into a world we rarely glimpse. She uses Jewish folk.

In , at the age of forty-four, about a year after the death of her husband, Glückel of Hameln began the writing of what is as much a ledger as the “memoirs of her life.” A book of accounts and prayers. Piety and money are mixed in equal parts. Some Strategies for Teaching The Memoirs of Glückel of Hameln By Judith R. Baskin, University of Oregon I have been using The Memoirs of Glückel of Hameln as a required primary text in various courses since the early s. Over the decades I have assigned the Memoirs as a primary source in survey courses of the medieval and early modern Jewish experience; in upper level courses.

Gluckel speaks to us with determination and humor from the seventeenth century. She tells of war, plague, pirates, soldiers, the hysteria of the false messiah Sabbtai Zevi, murder, bankruptcy, wedding feasts, births, deaths, in fact, of all the human events that befell her during her lifetime.   People Of The Book: Classic Works Of The Jewish Tradition By Dr. Henry Abramson Widowed at 44, with eight of her twelve children still unmarried and her husband’s business on the verge of bankruptcy, Gluckel of Hameln took up quill and ink in .


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What a treasure to have these memoirs from a remarkable Jewish woman who lived from in Germany. This edition has a wonderful introduction providing historical context for Gluckel's life and times, and Gluckel herself writes with flair, showing both a sharp eye for human nature and the details around her, but also is able to quote frequently from Jewish sources including the Psalms /5(54).

The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln Paperback – Decem by Gluckel (Author), Marvin Lowenthal (Translator) out of 5 stars 54 ratings. See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Cited by: 1.

The memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln. A fascinating view into the life of a Jewish woman in a time we have very little access to.

Her experiences in raising her many children, marrying them off, running a business, going out of business, are shared in a matter of fact tone/5. The Memoirs of Glückel of Hameln. Translated with introduction and notes by Marvin Lowenthal.

New York: Reprinted with new introduction by Robert S. Rosen, New York:The Life of Glückel of Hameln (–). Written by herself. Translated from the original Yiddish and edited by Beth-Zion Abrahams. Gluckel writes the "Memoirs" in for her children "upon the death of your good father" to distract her soul from the burdens and bitterness of his loss.

Despite her moralistic perspective this autobiographical book is not a moralistic work. Gluckel is the mother of twelve children with her husband Chayim.

About The Memoirs of Glückel of Hameln. Begun inthis diary of a forty-four-year-old German Jewish widow, mother of fourteen children, tells how she guided the financial and personal destinies of her children, how she engaged in trade, ran her own factory, and promoted the welfare of. Book II Summary and Analysis.

Gluckel is betrothed for two years and marries at fourteen in the village of Hameln. Her parents and twenty wedding guests travel by peasant wagon from Hamburg to Hanover where they stop to write for transport the rest of the way to Hameln.

Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln () by Gluckel/5(). The memoirs of Glückel of Hameln () offer a detailed portrait of the life of an affluent Jewish woman in seventeenth century Europe. A mother of fourteen children, twelve of whom survived to adulthood, Glückel was an active partner in her husband’s business in addition to being in charge of running her family’s domestic concerns.

Gluckel of Hameln was an intrepid businesswoman, a mother of twelve children, a passionate wife, and a memoirist. She died inat the age of seventy-eight. Her memoirs are a rare window into the life of European Jewish women of the period. What struck me most vividly by her account of her days was her ability to bridge a business career (otherwise known as financial survival) and.

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Her memoir, a rare account of an ordinary woman, enlightens not just her children, for whom she wrote it, but all posterity 3/5(1). Get this from a library. The memoirs of Glückel of Hameln. [Glueckel, of Hameln; Marvin Lowenthal; Robert S Rosen] -- The diary of a German Jewish widow, begun in for her children, describes the manner in which she tended her business and family amid war.

Editions for Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln: (Paperback published in ), (published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), This makes an interesting comparison to The Book of Margery Kempe, reviewed earlier.

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