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Stanislawski, Michael 1952-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 90 publications in 3 languages and 4,125 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Personal narratives  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, zxx, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: NB237.N43, 730.92
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Most widely held works by Michael Stanislawski
Tsar Nicholas I and the Jews : the transformation of Jewish society in Russia, 1825-1855 by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1983 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical Jews : essays in Jewish self-fashioning by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on current literary theory, which questions the very nature of autobiographical writing and its relationship to what we normally designate as the truth, and, to a lesser extent, the new cognitive neurosciences, Michael Stanislawski analyzes a number of crucial and complex autobiographical texts written by Jews through the ages."--Jacket
For whom do I toil? : Judah Leib Gordon and the crisis of Russian Jewry by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-length biography, in any language, of Judah Leib Gordon, one of the pivotal intellectual and cultural figures in Russian Jewry, and the most important Hebrew poet of the nineteenth century. Setting Gordon's life and work amidst the political, cultural, and religious upheavals of his society, Stanislawski attempts to counter traditional stereotypical readings of Eastern European Jewish history. Judah Leib Gordon's personal story is a fascinating drama that both symbolizes and summarizes the cultural and political challenges facing Russian Jewry at a crucial time in history, challenges that remain pertinent and controversial today
A murder in Lemberg : politics, religion, and violence in modern Jewish history by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How could a Jew kill a Jew for religious and political reasons? Many people asked this question after an Orthodox Jew assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Itshak Rabin in 1995. But historian Michael Stanislawksi couldn't forget it, and he decided to find out everything he could about an obscure and much earlier event that was uncannily similar to Rabin's murder: the 1848 killing - by an Orthodox Jew - of the Reform rabbi of Lemberg (now L'viv, Ukraine). Eventually, Stanislawski concluded that this was the first murder of a Jewish leader by a Jew since antiquity, a prelude to twentieth-century assassinations of Jews by Jews, and a turning point in Jewish history. Based on records unavailable for decades, A Murder in Lemberg is the first book about this fascinating case. On September 6, 1848, Abraham Ber Pilpel entered the kitchen of Rabbi Abraham Kohn and his family and poured arsenic in the soup that was being prepared for their dinner. Within hours, the rabbi and his infant daughter were dead. Was Kohn's murder part of a conservative Jewish backlash to Jewish reform and liberalization in a year of European revolution? Or was he killed simply because he threatened taxes that enriched Lemberg's Orthodox leaders? Vividly recreating the dramatic story of the murder, the trial that followed, and the political and religious fallout of both, Stanislawski tries to answer these questions and others. In the process, he reveals the surprising diversity of Jewish life in mid-nineteenth-century Eastern Europe. Far from being uniformly Orthodox, as is often assumed, there was a struggle between Orthodox and Reform Jews that was so intense that it might have led to murder."--Jacket
Zionism and the fin-de-siècle : cosmopolitanism and nationalism from Nordau to Jabotinsky by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage : civilization and the Jews : source reader( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zionism : a very short introduction by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Very Short Introduction discloses a history of Zionism from the origins of modern Jewish nationalism in the 1870's to the present. Michael Stanislawski provides a lucid and detached analysis of Zionism, focusing on its internal intellectual and ideological developments and divides"--
Heritage : civilization and the Jews : study guide by William W Hallo( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Abba Eban's History of the Jews
Psalms for the Tsar : a minute-book of a Psalms-Society in the Russian army, 1864-1867 by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awakening lives : autobiographies of Jewish youth in Poland before the Holocaust( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of Jewish society in Russia, 1825-1855 by Michael Stanislawski( )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabbis and revolution: A study in nineteenth-century Moravian Jewry by Michael Laurence Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the communal, religious and political history of Moravian Jewry in the course of the nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on the Revolution of 1848 as a critical watershed. The Moravian chief rabbinate--the principal supra-communal institution of Moravian Jewry in the first half of the nineteenth century--serves as a prism through which to view the conflicts among Moravia's fifty-two Jewish communities, the debates over religious and educational reform, and the struggle for Jewish emancipation. Based on a wide variety of sources from archives in the Czech Republic, Austria, Israel and the United States, this dissertation traces the perpetual tension between the collective will of Moravian Jewry and the individual will of the autonomous Jewish communities--a tension that was temporarily relieved during the Revolution of 1848. The Revolution of 1848 provided a rare opportunity for the Jews of Moravia to coalesce around a common goal (Jewish emancipation) and a common leader (Chief Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch), but this unity proved to be rather fleeting. Although the Revolution ushered in a new age of freedom, it also precipitated demographic, financial and social transformations that threatened Moravian Jewry's unity as well as its future
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3 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculpture of Louise Nevelson : constructing a legend by Louise Nevelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a catalog of an exhibition showcasing the works of the American sculptor and artist
The Jews in Kiev, 1859--1914: Community and charity in an imperial Russian city by Natan M Meir( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the socioeconomic makeup and institutions of the Jews of late imperial Kiev in order to understand the nature and dynamics of Jewish community in the Russian Empire. Largely unexplored by historians, the spheres of Jewish communal governance and welfare offer a window into the transformation of Russian Jewry over the half-century before the First World War and the Revolution of 1917. Community and charity were the two arenas in which the most pressing issues within Russian Jewry played out on the local, day-to-day level. The increasingly complex jigsaw puzzle of Jewish politics and culture, widening socioeconomic divides among Jews, relations between Jews and the state as well as with non-Jewish populations of the empire--all were manifest within Kiev Jewry, one of the largest and most diverse urban Jewish populations of the Russian Empire. Within the realm of communal governance and institutional life, acculturated bourgeois Jews sought to preserve a measure of Jewish identity through leadership of and active participation in the official governing body of the community as well as a host of new philanthropic organizations that sprang up at the turn of the century. University-educated and professional Jews who saw in Jewish nationalism and socialism the answers to the Jewish Question in Europe and Russia as well as to their own personal questions of identity and belonging staked their own claim to leadership of the Jewish masses based on democracy and accountability. Yet the Jewish community that both groups professed to represent was itself a body in motion, an entity that is as difficult to define now as it was then, given the economic, social, cultural, linguistic, affiliational, and migratory changes taking place during the period in question. Thus, while attempting to chart the transformation of the community and its institutions, this study also tracks and explain the acculturation and quest for identity of the groups and individuals who constituted that community. Russian Jews were a complicated mixture of both Jewish and Russian identities, and the community they created reflected that fusion
Bird motifs on Marksville ceramics : their origin and meaning by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Car' Nikolaj 1. i evrei : transformacija evrejskogo obščestva v Rossii (1825-1855) by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quality of witness : a Romanian diary, 1937-1944 by Emil Dorian( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the nationalities: Jewish refugees, Jewish nationality, and Czechoslovak state-building by Rebekah Klein-Pejšová( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Interwar period, the Jewish population of East Central Europe experienced its first and last opportunity to engage in modern political life as a nationality among the nationalities. This study of nationality politics is organized around "Jewish nationality," a new category of political nationhood introduced after the First World War, in order to investigate questions of establishing, administering, and securing viable successor states to the multi-national Austro-Hungarian, Russian, and Ottoman empires created according to the national principle. Focusing on the territory of Slovakia, I examine what Jewish nationality meant and how it was used within the context of Czechoslovak state building, both from the perspective of the state and of the Jewish population
 
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Autobiographical Jews : essays in Jewish self-fashioning
Alternative Names
Michael Stanislawski American historian

Michael Stanislawski Amerikaans historicus

Sṭanislavsḳi, Mikhaʾel 1952-

Stanislavskiĭ, Maĭkl, 1952-

Stanislavskij, Majkl 1952-

Stanislawski, Michael F. 1952-

Станиславский, Майкл 1952-

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For whom do I toil? : Judah Leib Gordon and the crisis of Russian JewryA murder in Lemberg : politics, religion, and violence in modern Jewish historyZionism and the fin-de-siècle : cosmopolitanism and nationalism from Nordau to JabotinskyHeritage : civilization and the Jews : source readerHeritage : civilization and the Jews : study guideAwakening lives : autobiographies of Jewish youth in Poland before the Holocaust