Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century: A Genealogy of Modernity / Edition 1

Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century: A Genealogy of Modernity / Edition 1

by Gershon David Hundert
     
 


"Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century provides a wide-ranging synthesis of the current scholarship on Polish-Lithuanian Jewry. Gershon David Hundert's control of the secondary literature is magnificent: he incorporates the findings of over a century of research up to and including the most recent works in every relevant language. Only aSee more details below

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"Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century provides a wide-ranging synthesis of the current scholarship on Polish-Lithuanian Jewry. Gershon David Hundert's control of the secondary literature is magnificent: he incorporates the findings of over a century of research up to and including the most recent works in every relevant language. Only a handful of scholars in the world today could approach this level of mastery."—Benjamin Nathans, author of Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

"Gershon David Hundert's Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century is likely to be viewed as the standard scholarly survey of the topic of 'classic' Polish Jewry for years to come."—Moshe Rosman, author of Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520238442
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/10/2004
Series:
S. Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
305
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Tables
Preface
A Note on Place-Names and Transliteration
List of Abbreviations


Introduction
1. The Largest Jewish Community in the World
2. Economic
Integration
3. The Polish Church and Jews, Polish Jews and the Church
4. The Community
5. Was There a Communal "Crisis" in the Eighteenth Century?
6. The Popularization of Kabbalah
7. Mystic Ascetics and Religious Radicals
8. The Contexts of Hasidism
9. Hasidism, a New Path
10. Jews and the Sejm
Afterword

Select Bibliography
Acknowledgments

Index

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