Jewish public culture in the late Russian empire / Jeffrey Veidlinger.

In the midst of the violent, revolutionary turmoil that accompanied the last decade of tsarist rule in the Russian Empire, many Jews came to reject what they regarded as the apocalyptic and utopian prophecies of political dreamers and religious fanatics, preferring instead to focus on the promotion...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Veidlinger, Jeffrey, 1971-
Format: Book
Published: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
Series:Modern Jewish experience (Bloomington, Ind.)
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Jewish public culture
  • The Jews of this world
  • Libraries: from the study hall to the public library
  • Reading: from sacred duty to leisure time
  • Literary societies: the culture of language and the language of culture
  • Cultural performance: the people of the book and the spoken word
  • Theater: the professionalization of performance
  • Musical and dramatic societies: amateur performers and audiences
  • The Jewish historical and ethnographic society: collecting the Jewish past
  • Public history: imagining Russian Jews
  • Conclusion: this world and the next.