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Published: 01 September 2017

520 Pages | 9 illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781906764487

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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 29

Writing Jewish History in Eastern Europe

Edited by Natalia Aleksiun, Brian Horowitz, and Antony Polonsky

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

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry

  • This volume is devoted to the development of Jewish historiography in the three east European centres - Congress Poland, the Russian empire, and Galicia - that together contained the majority of world Jewry at that time around the turn of the nineteenth century
  • The contributors to this volume attempt to go beyond the established paradigms in the study of Jewish historiography, and specifically to examine the relationship between the writing of Jewish history and of non-Jewish history in eastern Europe
  • The fruit of research in many disciplines and from different methodological points of view, this volume has much to offer scholars of modern Jewry trying to understand how east European Jews saw themselves as they struggled with the concepts of modernity and national identity and how their history continues to be studied and discussed by an international community of scholars