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The Sons of Scripture: The Karaites in Poland and Lithuania in the Twentieth Century (Hardback)
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The Sons of Scripture: The Karaites in Poland and Lithuania in the Twentieth Century (Hardback)

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Hardback 546 Pages / Published: 16/06/2015
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Drawing on the variety of archival sources in the host of European and Oriental languages, the book focuses on the history, ethnography, and convoluted ethnic identity of the Polish-Lithuanian Karaites. The vanishing community of the Karaites, a non-Talmudic Turkic-speaking Jewish minority that had been living in Eastern Europe since the late Middle Ages, developed a unique ethnographic culture and religious tradition. The book offers the first comprehensive study of the dramatic history of the Polish-Lithuanian Karaite community in the twentieth century. Especially important is the analysis of the dejudaization (or Turkicization) of the community that saved the Karaites from horrors of the Holocaust.

Publisher: De Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110425253
Number of pages: 546
Weight: 920 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm


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"The fact that Kizilov used numerous unknown archival sources, which he had been for years collecting in various archives and libraries, makes his study especially valuable."
Golda Akhiezer in: Judaica 4/1015

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