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Yiddish civilisation : the rise and fall of a forgotten nation

Author: Paul Kriwaczek
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Describes the origins and evolution of Yiddish culture from the thirteenth century to the present, including the development of Yiddish language, social life, art, literature, music, and occupations.
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Genre/Form: History
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Kriwaczek, Paul.
Yiddish civilisation.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005
(OCoLC)607843284
Online version:
Kriwaczek, Paul.
Yiddish civilisation.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005
(OCoLC)609017142
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kriwaczek
ISBN: 1400040876 9781400040872
OCLC Number: 60312094
Description: xiv, 357 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Bist a Yid? --Roots Schmoots! --Nostalgie de la Boue --
2. The Jews of Rome --A Basket and a Truss of Hay --
3. From the Mediterranean to the Baltic --As Strange as a Circumcised Unicorn --Sennan and Zippan --
4. The Remaking of Western Europe --Charles's Elephant --New Borders, New Allegiances --Drang Nach Osten --
5. At the Crossroads --In Every Castle a King --A Blessing Upon Mieszko, King of Poland --
6. The New Yiddish World --The Language --The Literature --The Religion --The Scholarly Tradition --
7. Political Consolidation --Landowners, Merchants, Artisans, Servants a the Jewish Inn --
8. The Reformation --Hussites --Luther --Now a Miracle Happened --
9. The Yiddish Renaissance --Cracow --Prague --Dovid Gans --
10. Wide Horizons --Wealth and Honour --The Great Divide --
11. The Deluge --The Cossacks --Poverty and Disgrace --
12. Decline . . . --Who Permits the Forbidden --The Holy Creed of Edom --The Famous Ba'al Shem Tov, May His Light Long Shine --Oppose Them Strongly --
13. . . . and Fall --The Jewish Problem --Words That Fall on Us Like Lashes --Shakespearean Tragedy --
14. A Winter Flowering.
Responsibility: Paul Kriwaczek.
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Describes the origins and evolution of Yiddish culture from the thirteenth century to the present, including the development of Yiddish language, social life, art, literature, music, and occupations.

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