9780253220585

Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire

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  • ISBN13:

    9780253220585

  • ISBN10:

    0253220580

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-02
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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Summary

The flowering of a grassroots Jewish secular culture in the last years of the Russian Empire

Author Biography

Jeffrey Veidlinger is Associate Professor of History, Alvin H. Rosenfeld Chair in Jewish Studies, and Associate Director of the Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington. He is author of The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage (IUP, 2001) and co-director of the Archive of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
A Note on Transliterationp. ix
Introduction: Jewish Public Culturep. xi
The Jews of This Worldp. 1
Libraries: From the Study Hall to the Public Libraryp. 24
Reading: From Sacred Duty to Leisure Timep. 67
Literary Societies: The Culture of Language and the Language of Culturep. 114
Cultural Performance: The People of the Book and the Spoken Wordp. 141
Theater: The Professionalization of Performancep. 165
Musical and Dramatic Societies: Amateur Performers and Audiencesp. 196
The Jewish Historical and Ethnographic Society: Collecting the Jewish Pastp. 229
Public History: Imagining Russian Jewsp. 261
Conclusion: This World and the Nextp. 283
Notesp. 293
Bibliographyp. 339
Indexp. 361
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