Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia: Select Documents, 1772-1914

Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia: Select Documents, 1772-1914

by ChaeRan Y. Freeze
     
 

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An astounding compilation of primary source documents dealing with all aspects of Jewish daily life in the Russian empireSee more details below

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An astounding compilation of primary source documents dealing with all aspects of Jewish daily life in the Russian empire

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“This collection is an indispensable resource for scholars and university students of all levels in modern Jewish history and Russian history. The editors bring every facet of Jewish daily life in Imperial Russia alive through the sources, concise editorial notes, and insightful introductions. Women appear just as prominently as do men, and no gender issue is left untouched in this superb revelation of a society becoming modern.”
—Christine D. Worobec, Distinguished Research Professor emerita, Northern Illinois University

“Framed by a lucid and learned historical introduction, this collection of sources brings ordinary Jewish experience in Imperial Russia to life, in high definition and fine-grained detail. A lasting contribution to the field.” —Naomi Seidman, Graduate Theological Union

This massive volume contains a fascinating collection of documents exploring every aspect of quotidian life for Jews in Imperial Russia. The topics include relations within families (marriage, divorce, sex, diet, hygiene, parenthood), within the Jewish community (religious questions, education, commerce, etc.), and with the Russian community and government at large (conscription, Jewish life in the army, pogroms, petitions, etc.). The types of documents are similarly diverse and include diaries, memoirs, letters, responsa, newspaper articles and advertisements, court transcripts, government reports and vital records. Suitable for scholars, this book will also interest lay people who just want to dabble in the chapters. Highly recommended.”—Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews

“The variety of sources, the novelty of topics, and the rich explanatory notes should make this book useful to both beginning students and advanced scholars. It is hard to imagine that anything similar will appear in the foreseeable future. It is essential for any reader interested in Jewish religious life and Jewish life in general in the Czarist Empire.” —Religious Studies Review

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611684568
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Series:
Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
664
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

CHAERAN Y. FREEZE is associate professor in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. She is the author of Jewish Marriage and Divorce in Imperial Russia. JAY M. HARRIS is Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish Studies and dean of undergraduate education at Harvard University.

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