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Kiev, Jewish Metropolis: A History, 1859--1914 (Modern Jewish Experience)

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Populated by urbane Jewish merchants and professionals as well as new arrivals from the shtetl, imperial Kiev was acclaimed for its opportunities for education, culture, employment, and entrepreneurship but cursed for the often pitiless persecution of its Jews. Kiev, Jewish Metropolis limns the history of Kiev Jewry from the official readmission of Jews to the city in 1859 to the outbreak of World War I. It explores the Jewish community's politics, its leadership struggles, socioeconomic and demographic shifts, religious and cultural sensibilities, and relations with the city's Christian population. Drawing on archival documents, the local press, memoirs, and belles lettres, Natan M. Meir shows Kiev's Jews at work, at leisure, in the synagogue, and engaged in the activities of myriad Jewish organizations and philanthropies.

About the Author

Natan M. Meir is the Lorry I. Lokey Professor of Judaic Studies at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1. The Early Years

1. Settlement and Growth, 1859<N>1881

2. The Foundations of Communal Life

Part 2. Jewish Metropolis

3. The Consolidation of Jewish Kiev, 1881<N>1914

4. Modern Jewish Cultures and Practices

5. Jew as Neighbor, Jew as Other: Interethnic Relations and Antisemitism

6. Varieties of Jewish Philanthropy

7. Revolutions in Communal Life

Conclusion

Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253222077
Author:
Meir, Natan M.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Jews - Ukraine - Kiev - History -
Subject:
Religion Western-Jewish History
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Eurasian Studies; East European; Eastern Europe; History; Jewish Studies; Jewish Studies Jewish Studies; Philanthropy; Russia; Russian
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Modern Jewish Experience
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
33 bandw illus., 4 maps
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
8.9 x 5.9 x 1 in

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History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
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