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The Jewish dark continent : life and death in the Russian pale of settlement

Author: Nathaniel Deutsch; S An-Ski
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the turn of the twentieth century, over forty percent of the world's Jews lived within the Russian Empire, almost all in the Pale of Settlement. From the Baltic to the Black Sea, the Jews of the Pale created a distinctive way of life little known beyond its borders. This led the historian Simon Dubnow to label the territory a Jewish "Dark Continent."Just before World War I, a socialist revolutionary and aspiring
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Deutsch, Nathaniel.
Jewish dark continent.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011016277
(OCoLC)709670284
Named Person: S An-Ski; S An-Ski; S An-Ski
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Deutsch; S An-Ski
ISBN: 9780674062641 0674062647
OCLC Number: 768119784
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (374 pages) : map
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
Map --
INTRODUCTION --
1. EXPLORING THE JEWISH DARK CONTINENT --
2. THE REBBE AS ETHNOGRAPHER/ THE ETHNOGRAPHER AS REBBE --
3. A TOTAL ACCOUNT: WRITING DOWN THE PEOPLE'S TORAH --
4. THE BOOK OF MAN --
PREFACE TO THE ANNOTATED TRANSLATION --
THE JEWISH ETHNOGRAPHIC PROGRAM --
AFTERWORD --
NOTES --
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
INDEX.
Responsibility: Nathaniel Deutsch.
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