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People Apart A Political History of the Jews in Europe, 1789-1939

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ISBN-10: 0199246815

ISBN-13: 9780199246816

Edition: 2001

Authors: David Vital

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The twentieth century has seen both the greatest triumph of Jewish history and its greatest tragedy: the birth of the nation of Israel, and the state-sponsored genocide of the Holocaust. A People Apart is the first study to examine the role played by the Jews themselves, across the whole of Europe, during the century and a half leading up to these events.David Vital explores the Jews' troubled relationship with Europe, documenting the struggles of this 'nation without a territory' to establish a place for itself within an increasingly polarized and nationalist continent. He examines the clash within the Jewish community between politically neutral traditionalists and a new group of…    
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Book details

List price: $140.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 962
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.50" long x 1.77" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Cass R. Sunstein is Robert Walmsley University Professor and Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University.

List of Maps
List of Tables
A note on Transliteration and Translation
Abbreviations
Introduction: The Old Dispensation
The old regime
Two levels of authority, two yokes to bear
Social control: the modalities
The gevir
Self-help and self-governance
Consensus and conformism
Integration and Fragmentation
Proposals
Under the Enlightenment--'useful' Jews and 'useless' Jews
In England--incrementalism
In France--principles
In the Germanies--impenetrable hostility and legal rigour
In Poland--deadlock
In Russia--despotism for all ...
... but the Jews as an encumbrance to be dealt with
Disjunctions
Emancipation: the early responses
The fears of the orthodox
The enthusiasm of the modernists
The cultural inroads
The haskalah as a halfway house
Modern education--the Russian carrot
Military conscription--the Russian lash
The irreversibility of fragmentation
Questions From Without And Within
The Jewish Question posed
The Question formulated
The Jews re-characterized
The Jews re-demonized
Calls for treatment
The Decembrists (along with other Russians) try their hand
Internal politics: the beginnings
Triumph at Damascus ...
... and its limitations
Jews in general politics and in society at large: the German model
Aspirations and Equivocations
Movement
Pogroms
Poverty
Migration
Decline
West versus East
Eastern European Jewry as the question
Auto-Emancipation?
Leaderlessness as a condition
National self-determination as an idea; Zion as a destination
Jews as revolutionaries
The Bund
Herzl
Crystallization
Intercession institutionalized
1878--triumph in Berlin, failure in Bucharest
The limits of intercession
Kishinev as a paradigm
Impotence, shame, and fury
Violence and counter-violence
The blood-libel and the rule of law
Bernard Lazare and the Affair
Russia in 1905--Jews as targets, Jews as participants
The Zionists stand still
The orthodox circle their wagons
New Dispensations
War
The Jewish contingents
The Jewish increment
The 'Palestine Idea'
A neutral Zionism, belligerent Zionists
The 'Palestine Idea' revived
Self-determination
Peace
Bolshevik Russia and the binding of its Jews
The great slaughter
Who speaks for the Jews?
At the Peace Conference
Captivity
Wilson's world
The nation-state as grindstone
Ancient frictions in the new Poland
Polish equivocation; Jewish ambivalence
Germany takes the lead
Machtergreifung
Towards extrusion
The Jews of Germany crushed
A community destroyed
Denouement
On the eve
Once again: who will lead them, where will they be led?
A World Jewish Congress
Loyalties and principles
The purposes of Zionism, the needs of the Jews
Pragmatism and honour
The final rejection
Into the night
Epilogue
Bibliography
Glossary
Index