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The golden age shtetl : a new history of Jewish life in East Europe

Author: Ĭokhanan Petrovskiĭ-Shtern
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Neither a comprehensive history of Eastern European Jewish life or the shtetl, Petrovsky-Shtern, professor of Jewish Studies at Northwestern University, focuses on three provinces Volhynia, Podolia, and Kiev of the then Russian Empire during what he deems the golden age period, 1790 - 1840, when the shtetl was "the unique habitat of some 80 percent of East European Jews."
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ĭokhanan Petrovskiĭ-Shtern
ISBN: 9780691168517 0691168512
OCLC Number: 926096363
Notes: Originally published: 2014.
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award for Jewish History 2014.
Commended for PROSE Awards: European and World History 2015.
Shortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2015.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white), map ; 23 cm
Contents: What's in a name? --
Russia discovers its shtetl --
Lawless freedom --
Fair trade --
The right to drink --
A violent dignity --
Crime, punishment, and a promise of justice --
Family matters --
Open house --
If I forget thee --
The books of the people --
The end of the Golden Age.
Responsibility: Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern.

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Neither a comprehensive history of Eastern European Jewish life or the shtetl, Petrovsky-Shtern, professor of Jewish Studies at Northwestern University, focuses on three provinces Volhynia, Podolia, and Kiev of the then Russian Empire during what he deems the golden age period, 1790 - 1840, when the shtetl was "the unique habitat of some 80 percent of East European Jews."

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Winner of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award in History (Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award), Jewish Book Council Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in European & World History, Read more...

 
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