Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry

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Stanford University Press, Aug 8, 2012 - History - 448 pages
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This book examines the intersection of urban society and modern politics among Jews in turn of the century Warsaw, Europe's largest Jewish center at the time. By focusing on the tumultuous events surrounding the Revolution of 1905, Barricades and Banners argues that the metropolitanization of Jewish life led to a need for new forms of community and belonging, and that the ensuing search for collective and individual order gave birth to the new institutions, organizations, and practices that would define modern Jewish society and politics for the remainder of the twentieth century.
 

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Contents

Between Past and Present
1
One City Many Stories
22
Jewish Society in TurnoftheCentury Warsaw
45
Between Secret Cells and Popular Politics
91
Coffeehouses Theaters and Newspapers
141
The Elections to the Russian State Duma and the Politicization of Ethnicity
172
The Image of the Jews and the Transformation of Polish Politics
214
Politics Order and the Dialectics of Jewish Modernity
261
Notes
273
Bibliography
365
Index
401
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Scott Ury is Senior Lecturer in Tel Aviv University's Department of Jewish History, where he also serves as head of the Stephen Roth Center for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism.

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