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Hasidism and politics : the kingdom of Poland, 1815--1864

Author: Marcin Wodziński
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, OR : The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2013.
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The book analyses the development of political relations between the Kingdom of Poland and the hasidic movement, and demonstrates the distinctively modern character of hasidic political activity.
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(DLC) 2011006779
(OCoLC)660134376
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
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All Authors / Contributors: Marcin Wodziński
ISBN: 9781786948274 1786948273
OCLC Number: 1039930899
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Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Preface and Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; List of Illustrations; Note on Transliteration, Place Names, and Sources; List of Abbreviations; Maps; 1. To 'Civilize' the Jews: Polish Debates on the Reform of Jewish Society, 1788-1830; 1. The Framework of the Debate; 2. Diagnosis; 3. The Goal; 4. Measures: What are 'Civil Christians'?; 5. What Does 'To Civilize' Mean?; 6. Conclusions; 2. Origins: Controversies over Hasidic Shtiblekh; 1. Before the Kingdom of Poland; 2. Nameless: The First Ruling on Hasidic Shtiblekh. 3. Kitajowcy: Investigation in Plock4. Michalki: Shtiblekh, Mikveh, and Burial Societies; 5. Conclusions; 3. The Great Inquiry, 1823-1824; 1. Hussites: The Beginnings of the Investigation; 2. Hasidism Is Banned; 3. Counteroffensive; 4. Deputation: Stanislaw Staszic against the Tsadikim; 5. Hasidism Delivered: Conclusions; 4. Between Words and Actions; 1. Big Politics, Small Politicians; 2. Silent Turning-Point: Hasidism in the Politics of the Kingdom after 1831; 3. The Last Investigation; 4. Ignorance, Inertia, Frustration; 5. Who Profited? On the Ostensible Equality of Hasidism. 6. Epilogue: In the 1860s7. Conclusions; 5. The Hasidim Strike Back: The Development of Hasidic Political Involvement; 1. Beginnings: Berek Sonnenberg and his Circle; 2. Offensive: Meir Rotenberg of Opatów; 3. Triumph: Isaac Kalisz of Warka; 4. The Third Phase; 5. Digression: Corruption; 6. The Local Context: Conclusions; 6. Communal Dimensions of Hasidic Politics; 1. Who? Agents of Hasidic Communal Politics; 2. Whom? Protagonists; 3. Why? Goals; 4. How? Means; 5. Local or Universal?; 6. Conclusions; 7. Haskalah and Government Policy towards Hasidism. 1. The Role of Hasidism in the Political Activity of the Polish Maskilim2. The Role of Maskilim: Myth and Reality; 3. How Did a Maskilic Shtadlan Differ from a Hasidic One?; 4. Conclusions; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Marcin Wodzi{na}ski.

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