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Grätz, Heinrich

Grätz or Graetz, Heinrich both: hīn´rĭkh grĕts [key], 1817–91, German Jewish historian. He was the first modern historian to write, from a Jewish perspective, a comprehensive history of the Jewish people. His Geschichte der Juden (11 vol., 1853–75), of which there have been numerous English translations as History of the Jews, had enormous influence on subsequent Jewish historiography.

See S. W. Baron, History and Jewish Historians (1964).

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