Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire

Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire

by Jeffrey Veidlinger
     
 


The flowering of a grassroots Jewish secular culture in the last years of the Russian EmpireSee more details below

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The flowering of a grassroots Jewish secular culture in the last years of the Russian Empire

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ISBN-13:
9780253352873
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Series:
Modern Jewish Experience Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

A Note on Transliteration ix

Introduction: Jewish Public Culture xi

1 The Jews of This World 1

2 Libraries: From the Study Hall to the Public Library 24

3 Reading: From Sacred Duty to Leisure Time 67

4 Literary Societies: The Culture of Language and the Language of Culture 114

5 Cultural Performance: The People of the Book and the Spoken Word 141

6 Theater: The Professionalization of Performance 165

7 Musical and Dramatic Societies: Amateur Performers and Audiences 196

8 The Jewish Historical and Ethnographic Society: Collecting the Jewish Past 229

9 Public History: Imagining Russian Jews 261

Conclusion: This World and the Next 283

Notes 293

Bibliography 339

Index 361

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