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Description - Crisis, Revolution, and Russian Jews by Jonathan Frankel

This collection of essays examines the politicization and the politics of the Jewish people in the Russian empire during the late tsarist period. The focal point is the Russian revolution of 1905, when the political mobilization of the Jewish youth took on massive proportions, producing a cohort of radicalized activists - committed to socialism, nationalism, or both - who would exert an extraordinary influence on Jewish history in the twentieth-century in Eastern Europe, the United States, and Palestine. Frankel describes the dynamics of 1905 and the leading role of the intelligentsia as revolutionaries, ideologues, and observers. But, elsewhere, he also looks backwards to the emergent stage of modern Jewish politics in both Russia and the West and forward to the part played by the veterans of 1905 in Palestine and the United States.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521513647
ISBN-10: 0521513642
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jonathan Frankel

Jonathan Frankel is Saveli and Tamara Grinberg Professor of Russian Studies and Professor of Modern Jewish History, both emeritus, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published many scholarly articles and authored or edited fifteen books, including Prophecy and Politics: Socialism, Nationalism and the Russian Jews, 1862-1917 (1981) and the Damascus Affair: 'Ritual Murder', Politics and the Jews in 1840 (1997).

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