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

Product Details

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)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Veidlinger is Associate Professor of History, Alvin H. Rosenfeld Chair in Jewish Studies, and Associate Director of the Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington. He is author of The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage (IUP, 2001) and co-director of the Archive of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories.

Indiana University Press

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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