Russian Idea-jewish Presence: Essays on Russian-Jewish Intellectual Life by Brian HorowitzRussian Idea-jewish Presence: Essays on Russian-Jewish Intellectual Life by Brian Horowitz

Russian Idea-jewish Presence: Essays on Russian-Jewish Intellectual Life

byBrian Horowitz

Hardcover | October 1, 2013

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In Russian Idea-Jewish Presence, Professor Brian Horowitz follows the career tracks of Jewish intellectuals who, having fallen in love with Russian culture, were unceremoniously repulsed. Horowitz relays the paradoxes of a synthetic Jewish and Russian self-consciousness in order to correct critics who have always considered Russians and Jews as polar opposites, enemies, and incompatible. In fact, the best Russian-Jewish intellectuals-Semyon Dubnov, Maxim Vinaver, Mikhail Gershenzon, and a number of Zionist writers and thinkers-were actually inspired by Russian culture and attempted to develop a sui generis Jewish creativity in three languages on Russian soil.
Brian Horowitz (PhD University of California, Berkeley) is the Sizeler Family Chair Professor in Jewish Studies at Tulane University. He is the author of such books as Jewish Philanthropy and Enlightenment in Late-Tsarist Russia (2009) and Empire Jews (2009). He has won numerous awards, including a fellowship at the Frankel Center at t...
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Title:Russian Idea-jewish Presence: Essays on Russian-Jewish Intellectual LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 9.37 × 6.26 × 0.3 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Academic Studies PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1936235617

ISBN - 13:9781936235612

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"The narratives found in the book celebrate Jewish culture but in doing so also question issues of social and political assimilation and ultimately of the role of Russian Jews in a changing society and world. Russian Idea-Jewish Presence is effective for graduate level as well as for undergraduate students. In that alternate perspectives are a focus of all scholars, the insightful discussions offered by this book are ones that scholars of various fields should include in their own personal libraries. It is precisely the diverse range of narratives that help explain philosophical differences in a way that is accessible to those not familiar with this era of history, nor with the various philosophical discourses of those times."