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

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

$29.95

This book is likely to be viewed as the standard scholarly survey of the topic of ‘classic’ Polish Jewry for years to come

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

$29.95

This book is likely to be viewed as the standard scholarly survey of the topic of ‘classic’ Polish Jewry for years to come

In stock

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By Gershon David Hundert

Missing from most accounts of the modern history of Jews in Europe is the experience of what was once the largest Jewish community in the world—an oversight that Gershon David Hundert corrects in this history of Eastern European Jews in the eighteenth century.

The experience of eighteenth-century Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth did not fit the pattern of integration and universalization—in short, of westernization—that historians tend to place at the origins of Jewish modernity. Hundert puts this experience, that of the majority of the Jewish people, at the center of his history. He focuses on the relations of Jews with the state and their role in the economy, and on more “internal” developments such as the popularization of the Kabbalah and the rise of Hasidism. Thus he describes the elements of Jewish experience that became the basis for a “core Jewish identity”—an identity that accompanied the majority of Jews into modernity.

ISBN: 978-5-9953-0302-2
Published: 2014
Language: Russian
Format: 7×10 Hardcover, 320 pp.

Евреи в Польско-Литовском государстве в XVIII веке: генеалогия Нового времени

Гершон Дэвид Хундерт

Книга профессора Гершона Дэвида Хундерта “Евреи в Польско-Литовском государстве в XVIII веке: генеалогия Нового времени”, впервые изданная в 2004 г., полемична по отношению к преобладающей в еврейской исторической науке тенденции рассматривать опыт западноевропейского еврейства как образец для описания процесса модернизации, или перемен Нового времени. Автор, используя широкий круг разнообразных источников и литературы предмета, предпринимает успешную попытку выяснить, почему основой менталитета восточноевропейского еврейства стала позитивная оценка своей национальной идентичности.

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