Erika Rummel

About me

Erika Rummel is the author of a dozen non-fiction books (Renaissance history, biography) and two novels, PLAYING NAOMI (2009) and HEAD GAMES (2013). She divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and has lived in small villages in Argentina, Romania, and Bulgaria.

From my website

A MAN WHO CANNOT SAY NO! IDA HAHN PREFERS STRONG MEN.More from my translation of Ida Hahn-Hahn’s novel Sibylle.(1846):Sibylle (like the author) was Protestant. When she first attended a Catholic mass, she was profoundly moved. Her English governess declared it idol worship and was set against it, but her tutor…

DOLLS BORE ME: IDA HAHN, A GERMAN PROTO-FEMINIST?Ida Hahn (1806-1880) was a successful novelist and travel writer. Her Sibylle.An autobiography, published in 1846, was no autobiography although it may well have reflected facets of her own personality and captured elements of her own thoughts and feelings as a child and teenager.…

VICTOR KARBEN ON PREJUDICE AGAINST JEWISH CONVERTS.More from my translation of Victor Karben’s The Life and Customs of the Jews (1511): After converting to the Christian faith, Karben found that he was treated with suspicion.But I foresaw all the difficulties Christians were going to make for Jews who undergo baptism…

 
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