Chajim H. Steinthal. Sprachwissenschaftler und Philosoph im 19. Jahrhundert / Chajim H. Steinthal. Linguist and Philosopher in the 19th Century
Edited by Hartwig Wiedebach and Annette Winkelmann
Chajim H. Steinthal (1823-1899) was one of the most important philosophical linguists and teachers of the āScience of Judaismā. His multilayered and diverse scholarly works sprang from the solid foundation of an exceptionally broad and comprehensive education. Among other things, together with Moritz Lazarus he founded the discipline of Völkerpsychologie (psychology of nations). Steinthal taught mainly at the University of Berlin and the Hochschule (later Lehranstalt) für die Wissenschaft des Judentums.
The volume contains the results of an interdisciplinary conference organized by the Leopold Zunz Centre for the Study of European Judaism (LEUCOREA Foundation, Wittenberg), the Synagogue Museum Groebzig and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. It presents papers in the fields of linguistics, philosophy, Jewish studies and history as well as an inventory of Steinthal’s papers in Jerusalem.
Contributions by: Dieter Adelmann, Ingrid Belke, Craig Christy, Ivan Kalmar, Bogdan Kovtyk, Cornelie Kunze, Joan Leopold, Hans-Ulrich Lessing, Marion Méndez, Manfred Ringmacher, Silke Schaeper, Hartwig Wiedebach, Giuseppe Veltri.