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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page; Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. Chapter 1. The Jews of the Kingdom
  2. pp. 14-22
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  1. Chapter 2. The Partitions of Poland: The End of the Old Order, 1772–1795
  2. pp. 23-37
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  1. Chapter 3. Towns and Cities: Society and Economy, 1795–1863
  2. pp. 38-46
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  1. Chapter 4. Hasidim, Mitnagdim, and Maskilim
  2. pp. 47-57
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  1. Chapter 5. Russia and the Jews
  2. pp. 58-69
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  1. Chapter 6. Austria and the Jews of Galicia, 1772–1848
  2. pp. 70-81
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  1. Chapter 7. ‘‘Brotherhood’’ and Disillusionment: Jews and Poles in the Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 82-89
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  1. Chapter 8. ‘‘My Heart Is in the West’’: The Haskalah Movement in Eastern Europe
  2. pp. 90-101
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  1. Chapter 9. ‘‘The Days of Springtime’’: Czar Alexander II and the Era of Reform
  2. pp. 102-111
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  1. Chapter 10. Between Two Extremes: Radicalism and Orthodoxy
  2. pp. 112-123
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  1. Chapter 11. The Conservative Alliance: Galicia under Emperor Franz Josef
  2. pp. 124-133
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  1. Chapter 12. ‘‘The Jew Is Coming!’’ Anti-Semitism from Right and from Left
  2. pp. 134-142
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  1. Chapter 13. ‘‘Storms in the South,’’ 1881–1882
  2. pp. 143-156
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  1. Conclusion: Jews as an Ethnic Minority in Eastern Europe
  2. pp. 157-168
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 169-183
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 185-194
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 195-199
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 201-203
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780812200812
Related ISBN
9780812219074
MARC Record
OCLC
798298147
Pages
216
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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