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Published: 01 November 1999

418 Pages

ISBN: 9781874774402


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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 12

Focusing on Galicia: Jews, Poles and Ukrainians 1772-1918

Israel Bartal and Antony Polonsky

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry

From 1772-1918 Jews were concentratede more densely in Galicia than in any other area in Europe. Bartal (modern jewish history, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Polonsky (Judaic and social studies, Brandeis University) are joined by a number of other scholars of Judaism to explore the Jewish community in Galicia and its relationship with the Poles, Ukranians, and other ethnic groups. Essays include discuss of the consequences of Galician autonomy; Galician Jewish migration to Vienna; the reforms of Maria Theresa and Joseph II in the 18th centyry, the assimilation of the Jewish elite; and levels of literacy among Poles and jews.

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