The Jews in Poland and Russia: Volume II: 1881 to 1914 (Abridged / Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the Jews in Poland and Russia series.


Each of the three volumes of this magisterial work provides a comprehensive picture of the realities of Jewish life in the Polish lands in the period it covers, while also considering the contemporary political, economic, and social context.

Volume I: 1350 to 1881 provides a wide-ranging overview down to the mid-eighteenth century, including social, economic, and religious history. The period from 1764 to 1881 is covered in more detail, with attention focused on developments in each country in turn, especially with regard to the politics of emancipation, acculturation, assimilation, and forced integration.

Volume II: 1881 to 1914 explores the factors that had a negative impact on Jewish life as well as the political and cultural movements that developed in consequence: Zionism, socialism, autonomism, the emergence of modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature, Jewish urbanization, and the rise of popular Jewish culture. Galicia, Prussian Poland, the Kingdom of Poland, and the tsarist empire are all treated individually, as are the main cities.

Volume III: 1914 to 2008 covers the interwar period, the Second World
War, and the Holocaust, including Polish-Jewish relations and the Soviet record
on the Holocaust. A survey of developments since 1945 concludes
with an epilogue on the situation of the Jews since the collapse of communism.

About the Author

Antony Polonsky is Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University and Chief Historian of the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw. He is the author of the three-volume History of the Jews in Poland and Russia, published in an abridged paperback version as The Jews in Poland and Russia: A Short History.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789620467
ISBN-10: 1789620465
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in Ass
Publication Date: December 31st, 2019
Pages: 520
Language: English
Series: Jews in Poland and Russia