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The shtetl : new evaluations / edited by Steven T. Katz.

Author/Creator:
Katz, Steven T., 1944-
Publication:
New York : New York University Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 328 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies series
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Subjects:
Jews -- Europe, Eastern -- Social conditions.
Jews -- Europe, Central -- Social conditions.
Shtetls.
Europe, Eastern -- Ethnic relations.
Europe, Central -- Ethnic relations.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James A. Crawford Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
James A. Crawford Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
0814748015 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780814748015 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
70292039