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Jews and Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Russia (Hardback)
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Jews and Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Russia (Hardback)

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Hardback 364 Pages / Published: 15/06/1995
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Jews and Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Russia is a carefully researched study of 100 years of Russian-Jewish revolutionary history, exploring the origins and characteristics of Jewish participation in Russian revolutionary politics between 1790 and 1890. Focusing sharply on Jewish motivations and the qualities of Russian Jewish activists, it drastically reverses the traditional historiographical trend of de-Judaising and minimising the role of Jews who joined Russian revolutionary circles, especially during the movement's Populist phase of the 1870s and 1880s. By the same token, it challenges many cliches and assumptions which have governed conventional wisdom on the radical behaviour of so-called assimilationist 'non-Jewish Jews'. This revisionist approach restores a neglected yet important group of Jews to their rightful place in the historical experience of the Jewish people in Russia.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521460095
Number of pages: 364
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...an important contribution to the historiography of both the Populist movement and Jewish radicalism in late Imperial Russia. Haberer successfully challenges key elements of the standard historical narrative on the evolution of Russian Populism, while rooting Jews' revolutionary activity in its specifically Jewish intellectual and socio-psychological context....This important book should be read by all serious students and scholars of the Russian revolutionary movement and of Russian-Jewish history." Slavic and East European Journal
"The author's readiness to confront directly the issue of Jewish participation in Russian radicalism is a welcome contribution to the history of Russian oppositional movements. His arguments will certianly provoke discussion and debate. They deserve a wide audience among all those seeking to grasp the human dimensions to a Utopian cause whose Bolshevik sequel has collapsed in ruin and disillusionment." Canadian Journal of History
"Erich E. Haberer has written an exhaustive book on the participation of individuals of Jewish descent in Russia's nineteenth-century revolutionary struggle....this book should take its place ...as one of the most authoritative works on the subject of Jewish political life in late nineteenth-century Russia." Nationalities Papers
"...Haberer's book is highly informative, without a doubt the most systematic study of the subject....Haberer is to be congratulated on having written an interesting and readable book." Abraham Ascher, Journal of Modern History
"This book is an important advance in our understanding of the Russian revolutionary movement and the role of Jews in it. ...all students of the Russian revolutionary movement and of Russian Jewish history will learn a great deal from this volume." Zvi Gitelman, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism

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