Prophecy and Politics: Socialism, Nationalism, and the Russian Jews, 1862-1917

Prophecy and Politics: Socialism, Nationalism, and the Russian Jews, 1862-1917

by Jonathan Frankel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521269199

ISBN-13: 9780521269193

Pub. Date: 11/28/1984

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the period from 1881 to 1917 socialist movements flourished in every major centre of Russian Jewish life, but, despite common foundations, there was often profound and bitter disagreement between them. This book describes the formation and evolution of these movements, which were at once united by a powerful vision and sundered by the contradictions of practical

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In the period from 1881 to 1917 socialist movements flourished in every major centre of Russian Jewish life, but, despite common foundations, there was often profound and bitter disagreement between them. This book describes the formation and evolution of these movements, which were at once united by a powerful vision and sundered by the contradictions of practical politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521269193
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1984
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
712
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.65(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Glossary; Introduction; Part I. The Preparty Stage: 1. Dilemmas of the messianic conscience: Moses Hess and Aron Liberman; 2. The emergence of the new politics: the Russian-Jewish crisis, 1881–1882; Part II. The Party Ideologies Until 1907: 3. The politics of Jewish liberation, 1905–1906; 4. The Bund: between nation and class; 5. Chaim Zhitlovsky: Russian populist and Jewish socialist, 1887–1907; 6. Nachman Syrkin: on the populist abd prophetic strands in socialist Zionism, 1882–1907; 7. Ber Borochov and Marxist Zionism, 1903–1907; Part III. Ideology and Émigré Realities: 8. The revolutionary ethos in transition: Russian-Jewish youth in Palestine, 1904–1914; 9. Class war and community: the socialists in American-Jewish politics, 1897–1918; Note: The American Jewish Congress and Russian Jewry, 1915–1919; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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