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Crisis, Revolution, and Russian Jews

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  • Date Published: February 2009
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  • isbn: 9780511474163

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  • This collection of essays examines the politicization and the politics of the Jewish people in the Russian empire during the late tsarist period. The focal point is the Russian revolution of 1905, when the political mobilization of the Jewish youth took on massive proportions, producing a cohort of radicalized activists - committed to socialism, nationalism, or both - who would exert an extraordinary influence on Jewish history in the twentieth-century in Eastern Europe, the United States, and Palestine. Frankel describes the dynamics of 1905 and the leading role of the intelligentsia as revolutionaries, ideologues, and observers. But, elsewhere, he also looks backwards to the emergent stage of modern Jewish politics in both Russia and the West and forward to the part played by the veterans of 1905 in Palestine and the United States.

    • Author is recognized as a major authority in the field of Russian Jewish history during the modern period
    • Essays develop and elaborate many of the arguments first put forward in Prophecy and Politics
    • Conveys Frankel's controversial historiographical viewpoint
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    • Date Published: February 2009
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511474163
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. New Dynamics?:
    1. Crisis as a factor in modern Jewish politics, 1840 and 1881–2
    2. Jewish politics and the press: the 'reception' of the Alliance Israelite Universelle (1860)
    Part II. Revolution and War (1905–21):
    3. Jewish politics and the Russian revolution of 1905
    4. 'Youth in revolt': An-sky's In Shtrom and the instant fictionalization of 1905
    5. Yosef Haim Brenner, the 'half-intelligentsia' and Russian-Jewish politics (1899–1908)
    6. The paradoxical politics of marginality: thoughts on the Jewish situation during the years 1914–21
    Part III. Ideological Conflict and Continuity:
    7. The socialist opposition to Zionism in historical perspective
    Part IV. Overseas:
    8. The 'Yizkor' book of 1911 - a note on national myths in the second Aliya
    9. The bundists in America and the 'Zionist problem'
    10. S. M. Dubnov: historian and ideologist
    11. Assimilation and the Jews in nineteenth-century Europe: towards a new historiography?

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    Jonathan Frankel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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