Making Jews Modern

Making Jews Modern

by Sarah Abrevaya Stein

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Making Jews Modern by Sarah Abrevaya Stein

"An engaging and thought-provoking analysis,... a pioneering foray into a new field of study, ‘Jews and Empires in History.’" —Slavic Review

On the eve of the 20th century, Jews in the Russian and Ottoman empires were caught up in the major cultural and social transformations that constituted modernity for Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewries. What did it mean to be Jewish and Russian, Jewish and Ottoman, Jewish and modern? To answer these questions, Sarah Abrevaya Stein explores the texts most widely consumed by Jewish readers: popular newspapers in Yiddish and Ladino. This skillful comparative study yields new perspectives on the role of print culture in imagining national and transnational communities and the diverse ways in which modernity was envisioned under the rule of empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253218933
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Series: Modern Jewish Experience Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 880,048
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Sarah Abrevaya Stein is Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington.

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