WorldCat Identities

Mintzker, Yair

Works: 8 works in 34 publications in 3 languages and 639 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: D250, 943.052092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yair Mintzker
The many deaths of Jew Süss : the notorious trial and execution of an eighteenth-century court Jew by Yair Mintzker( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Süss Oppenheimer -"Jew Süss" - is one of the most iconic figures in the history of anti-Semitism. In 1733, Oppenheimer became the "court Jew" of Carl Alexander, the duke of the small German state of Wurttemberg. When Carl Alexander died unexpectedly, the Wurttemberg authorities arrested Oppenheimer, put him on trial, and condemned him to death for unspecified "misdeeds." On February 4, 1738, Oppenheimer was hanged in front of a large crowd just outside Stuttgart. He is most often remembered today through several works of fiction, chief among them a vicious Nazi propaganda movie made in 1940 at the behest of Joseph Goebbels. The Many Deaths of Jew Suss is a compelling new account of Oppenheimer's notorious trial. Drawing on a wealth of rare archival evidence, Yair Mintzker investigates conflicting versions of Oppenheimer's life and death as told by four contemporaries: the leading inquisitor in the criminal investigation, the most important eyewitness to Oppenheimer's final days, a fellow court Jew who was permitted to visit Oppenheimer on the eve of his execution, and one of Oppenheimer's earliest biographers. What emerges is a lurid tale of greed, sex, violence, and disgrace - but are these narrators to be trusted? Meticulously reconstructing the social world in which they lived, and taking nothing they say at face value, Mintzker conjures an unforgettable picture of "Jew Süss" in his final days that is at once moving, disturbing, and profound
The Defortification of the German City, 1689-1866 by Yair Mintzker( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout its long history, the German city was always a dynamic organism. It continuously changed in size and appearance, and its economic and political relationships with the outer world were often in flux. The defortification of the German city in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was a significant moment in the city's history. It signaled a fundamental transformation of the urban environment on three interrelated levels: the level of the city's defense against military intervention from the outside; the level of public security and police within the city; and the symbolic level of the way both locals and foreigners imagined the urban community"--
Far from every strife: Kepler's search for harmony in an age of discord by Aviva Tova Rothman( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation focuses on Johannes Kepler's all-encompassing notion of harmony. By exploring Kepler's place within different kinds of communities--astronomical, religious, and political--it highlights his efforts both to reveal the harmony in nature and to work toward a worldly harmony that might follow from it. The project situates Kepler alongside the varying ways to imagine community in early modern Europe, from religious utopianism to irenicism, and from the scholarly Republic of Letters to the nascent scientific society. In so doing, it not only illuminates Kepler's larger context and goals, but also the broad relationship between science, religion, and politics in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Historische Anthropologie Kultur - Gesellschaft - Alltag. 24. Jahrgang 2016, Heft 1( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking the Age of Revolutions : France and the Birth of the Modern World( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Between the linguistic and the spatial turns a reconsideration of the concept of space and its role in the early modern period by Yair Mintzker( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jud Süß by Yair Mintzker( )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What is Defortification? Military Functions, Police Roles, and Symbolism in the Demolition of German City Walls in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by Yair Mintzker( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Mintzker, Yair

Miynṣqer, Yaʾiyr

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