Hundert, Gershon David

Published by Berkeley; University Of California Press, 2004
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Publishers cloth. 8vo. XIX, 286 pages. 23 cm. First edition. "The experience of eighteenth-century Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth did not fit the pattern of integration and universalization - in short, of westernization - that historians tend to place at the origins of Jewish modernity. Hundert puts this experience, that of the majority of the Jewish people, at the center of his history. He focuses on the relations of Jews with the state and their role in the economy, and on more ‘internal’ developments such as the popularization of the Kabbalah and the rise of Hasidism. Thus he describes the elements of Jewish experience that became the basis for a ‘core Jewish identity’—an identity that accompanied the majority of Jews into modernity. " (Publishers Description) S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies. Subjects: Jews - Poland - History - 18th century. Jews - Poland - Economic conditions - 18th century. Jews - Poland - Social conditions - 18th century. Jews - Lithuania - History - 18th century. Jews - Lithuania - Economic conditions - 18th century. Jews - Lithuania - Social conditions - 18th century. Mysticism - Judaism - History - 18th century. Hasidism - Europe, Eastern - History - 18th century. No jacket, light soiling to cloth, some highlighting and pen throughout, otherwise fresh. Fair condition. (EE-4-24) Ee2. (ja). Bookseller Inventory # 32189

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Publisher: Berkeley; University Of California Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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