Polin Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 24: Jews and Their Neighbours in Eastern Europe Since 1750: Jews and Their Neighbours in Eastern Europe Since 175 by Israel BartalPolin Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 24: Jews and Their Neighbours in Eastern Europe Since 1750: Jews and Their Neighbours in Eastern Europe Since 175 by Israel Bartal

Polin Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 24: Jews and Their Neighbours in Eastern Europe Since 1750…

EditorIsrael Bartal, Antony Polonsky, Scott Ury

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Relations between Jews and their neighbours in eastern Europe have long been perceived, both in the popular mind and in conventional scholarship, as being in a permanent state of conflict. This volume counters that image by exploring long-neglected aspects of inter-group interaction andexchange. In so doing it broadens our understanding of Jewish history and culture, as well as that of eastern Europe. Whereas traditional historiography concentrates on the differences between Jews and non-Jews, the essays here focus on commonalities: the social, political, and economic worlds thatmembers of different groups often shared. Shifting the emphasis in this way allows quite a different picture to emerge. Jews may have been subject to the whims of ruling powers and influenced by broader cultural and political developments, but at the same time they exerted a discernible influence onthem - the social, cultural, and political spheres were ones that they not only shared, but that they also helped to create. This model of reciprocal influence and exchange has much to offer to the study of inter-group relations in eastern Europe and beyond.Designed to move the study of east European Jewry beyond the intellectual and academic discourse of difference that has long troubled scholars, this volume contributes to our perception of how members of different groups operate and interact on a multitude of different levels. The variouscontributions represent a wide cross-section of opinions and approaches - historical, literary, and cultural. Taken together they move our understanding of east European Jewry from the realm of the mythical to a more rational mode. In addition to essays considering interactions between Jews andPoles, other contributions examine relations between Jews and other ethnic groups (Lithuanians, Russians), discuss negotiations with various governments (Habsburg, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, and Soviet), analyse exchanges between Jews and different cultural realms (German, Polish, and Russian),and explore how the politics of memory affects contemporary interpretations of these and related phenomena.
Israel Bartal has been a visiting professor at Harvard, McGill, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers, and Moscow State University. He served as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University between 2006 and 2010 and is the chair of the Historical Society of Israel. Among his publications are Poles and Jews: A Failed...
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Title:Polin Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 24: Jews and Their Neighbours in Eastern Europe Since 1750…Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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