What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing with a Priest Like This? Biography, Jewish Studies, and Gentile Subjects
Publication Date: January 2007
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2007, pp.30-32.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: History; Judaic Studies; Tolerance; Antisemitism
The author writes about her doctoral thesis, a biography of French Revolution-era Catholic priest Henir Gregoire. She discusses some of the advantages of the biographical approach to history, as well as some of the advantages to studying certain non-Jewish figures in order better to understand Jewish history.