Jews of Eastern Europe, 1772-1881

ISBN-10: 0812219074

ISBN-13: 9780812219074

Edition: 2005

Authors: Israel Bartal, Chaya Naor

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In the nineteenth century, the largest Jewish community the modern world had known lived in hundreds of towns and shtetls in the territory between the Prussian border of Poland and the Ukrainian coast of the Black Sea. The period had started with the partition of Poland and the absorption of its territories into the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires; it would end with the first large-scale outbreaks of anti-Semitic violence and the imposition in Russia of strong anti-Semitic legislation. In the years between, a traditional society accustomed to an autonomous way of life would be transformed into one much more open to its surrounding cultures, yet much more confident of its own nationalist identity. In The Jews of Eastern Europe, Israel Bartal traces this transformation and finds in it the roots of Jewish modernity. Book jacket.
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List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 8/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Shmuel Feiner is Professor of Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University and author of Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness.

The Jews of the Kingdom
The Partitions of Poland: The End of the Old Order, 1772-1795
Towns and Cities: Society and Economy, 1795-1863
Hasidim, Mitnagdim, and Maskilim
Russia and the Jews
Austria and the Jews of Galicia, 1772-1848
"Brotherhood" and Disillusionment: Jews and Poles in the Nineteenth Century
"My Heart Is in the West": The Haskalah Movement in Eastern Europe
"The Days of Springtime": Czar Alexander II and the Era of Reform
Between Two Extremes: Radicalism and Orthodoxy
The Conservative Alliance: Galicia under Emperor Franz Josef
"The Jew Is Coming!" Anti-Semitism from Right and from Left
"Storms in the South," 1881-1882
Conclusion: Jews as an Ethnic Minority in Eastern Europe
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