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Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the eighteenth century : a genealogy of modernity

Author: Gershon David Hundert
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Series: S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
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A history of Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the eighteenth century which argues that this largest Jewish community in the world at that time must be at the center of consideration of modernity in Jewish history.

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Genre/Form: History
18e siècle
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gershon David Hundert
ISBN: 0520238443 9780520238442 0520249941 9780520249943
OCLC Number: 51726599
Description: xix, 286 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The largest Jewish community in the world --
Economic integration --
The Polish church and Jews, Polish Jews and the Church --
The community --
Was there a communal "crisis" in the eighteenth century? --
The popularization of kabbalah --
Mystic ascetics and religious radicals --
The contexts of Hasidism, a new path --
Jews and the Sejm.
Series Title: S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Responsibility: Gershon David Hundert.
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The experience of eighteenth-century Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth did not fit the pattern of integration and universalization that historians tend to place at the origins of Jewish  Read more...

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