Essay Topic 1
How did The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln come into publication? What previous editions were released and in what languages?
Essay Topic 2
Who was Gluckel of Hameln? When was she born? When did she die? Where did she live?
Essay Topic 3
Describe how the Jewish faith played a role in Gluckel's life. What customs and rituals would have affected Gluckel's everyday existence?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the discrimination Jews faced in 17th Century Europe. What was the "Jewish Emancipation" and when did it come?
Essay Topic 5
Describe the voice and tense of the narrative. What are difference instances where Gluckel changed tense or voice and why? Define the terms in your answer.
Essay Topic 6
Describe Gluckel's early life (through the age of ten). Where did she receive secular and religious education? Where did she live?
Essay Topic 7
Discuss the value of money within 17th Century Jewish society...
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