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The shtetl : new evaluations

The shtetl : new evaluations

Author: Steven T Katz
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2007.
Series: Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Dating from the sixteenth century, there were hundreds of shtetls - Jewish settlements - in Eastern Europe that were home to a large and compact population that differed from their gentile, mostly  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Katz, Steven T., 1944-
New York : New York University Press, ©2007
Online version:
Katz, Steven T., 1944-
New York : New York University Press, ©2007
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven T Katz
ISBN: 0814748015 9780814748015 9780814748312 0814748317
OCLC Number: 70292039
Description: viii, 328 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Samuel Kassow --
The importance of demography and patterns of settlement for an understanding of the Jewish experience in East-Central Europe / Gershon David Hundert --
A shtetl with a yeshiva : the case of Volozhin / Immanuel Etkes --
Rebbetzins, wonder-children, and the emergence of the dynastic principle in Hasidism / Nehemia Polen --
Two Jews, three opinions: politics in the shtetl at the turn of the twentieth century / Henry Abramson --
The shtetl in Poland, 1914-1918 / Konrad Zieliński --
The shtetl in interwar Poland / Samuel Kassow --
Looking at the Yiddish landscape : representation in nineteenth-century Hasidic and Maskilic literature / Jeremy Dauber --
Imagined geography : the shtetl, myth, and reality / Israel Bartal --
Gender and the disintegration of the shtetl in modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature / Naomi Seidman --
Rediscovering the shtetl as a new reality : David Bergelson and Itsik Kipnis / Mikhail Krutikov --
Agnon's synthetic shtetl / Arnold J. Band --
The image of the shtetl in contemporary Polish fiction / Katarzyna Wiecławska --
Sarny and Rokitno in the Holocaust : a case study of two townships in Wolyn (Volhynia) / Yehuda Bauer --
The world of the shtetl / Elie Wiesel.
Series Title: Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies series.
Responsibility: edited by Steven T. Katz.
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This important and comprehensive collection provides a fascinating re-evaluation of one of the main locations of Jewish life in Eastern Europe down to the Holocaust and beyond. -- Antony Read more...

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