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Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Ellie R. Schainker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Confessions of the Shtetl explores Jewish conversions to a variety of Christian confessions in nineteenth-century imperial Russia. The book analyzes the surprisingly restrained policy of the Russian ... More


Epilogue: Converts on the Cultural Map

Ellie R. Schainker

in Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The epilogue summarizes how the phenomenon of Russian Jewish conversion, though marginal in number, left an outsized imprint on the cultural map of East European Jews who grappled with questions of ... More


Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume Two

Pauline Wengeroff

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804768801
eISBN:
9780804790710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768801.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is an unabridged translation and critical edition of Pauline Wengeroff’s Memoirs of a Grandmother. Situated in the second half of the nineteenth century, the volume tells the story of the ... More


Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Mark Christensen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines ecclesiastical texts written in Nahuatl and Yucatec Maya to illustrate their role in conveying and reflecting various Catholic messages—and thus Catholicisms—throughout colonial ... More


A Perpetrator and His Hagiographer: Oswald Pohl's Confession

in Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768993
eISBN:
9780804773430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In a Christian confession, the confessant is typically a repentant sinner who is willing to confess his sins and reaffirm the Christian faith by praising God. Faced with his own mortality, the ... More


Introduction: Converts and Confessions

Ellie R. Schainker

in Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Thematically, the introduction first probes the role of the Russian government in managing religious diversity and toleration, and thus the relationship between mission and empire with regard to the ... More


Shtetls, Taverns, and Baptisms

Ellie R. Schainker

in Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Chapter 3 explores the social dynamics of religious toleration and the confessional state from below by examining the spaces of Jewish conversion. The chapter presents a range of conversion ... More


From Vodka to Violence

Ellie R. Schainker

in Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Chapter 4 analyzes narratives of Jewish violence against converts as another aspect of the provincial social threads of conversion. Here, the local spaces of conversion are important for the ... More


The Third Generation

Pauline Wengeroff

in Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume Two

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804768801
eISBN:
9780804790710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768801.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Situated in the second half of the nineteenth century, Memoirs tells the story of the dissolution of tradition in Russian Jewish society through the experience of one family. This chapter describes a ... More


Two Exile in Sepharad: The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot and Memorias judías

Tabea Alexa Linhard

in Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804787390
eISBN:
9780804791885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787390.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Chapter 2 examines the symbolic uses of the past in narratives of Jewish exiles in Spain during World War II and focuses on Trudi Alexy's memoir of surviving the Holocaust in Spain, The Mezuzah in ... More


Introduction

David Rex Galindo

in To Sin No More: Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603264
eISBN:
9781503604087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603264.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines the role played by the Franciscan friars of propaganda fide in the expansion and consolidation of Catholicism in the eighteenth-century Hispanic world. More specifically, it ... More


An Atlantic Institution

David Rex Galindo

in To Sin No More: Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603264
eISBN:
9781503604087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603264.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the historical context under which the Franciscan colleges developed and evolved in a time when secular forces had halted mendicant expansion in Spain and its empire, with ... More


Converting Catholics

David Rex Galindo

in To Sin No More: Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603264
eISBN:
9781503604087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603264.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on Franciscan temporary missions known as misiones populares, which were aimed at eradicating what the missionaries viewed as deviant practices and to reform the customs of ... More


Epilogue: Frontiers

David Rex Galindo

in To Sin No More: Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603264
eISBN:
9781503604087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603264.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This epilogue discusses the Franciscan missionaries' evangelism on the periphery of the Spanish empire in relation to the themes of the book, and more specifically how they put their knowledge into ... More


Apostates

in Reconstructing Ashkenaz: The Human Face of Franco-German Jewry, 1000-1250

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759502
eISBN:
9780804786843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759502.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The prevailing image of apostasy in medieval Ashkenaz posits that apostasy was rare; that the few apostates were almost all forcibly baptized, rather than true converts to Christianity; that the few, ... More


Civilization, Custom, and Controversy: CATHOLIC CONVERSION AND FRENCH RULE IN SENEGAL

Elizabeth A. Foster

in Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804783804
eISBN:
9780804786225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Providing a contrast to the image of harmony developed around the cathedral’s consecration, Chapter 6 returns to rural Senegal to assess the administration’s religious policies in the wake of the ... More


“Justice and Kindness” (1848–1866)

in Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In the nineteenth century, the numbers of the “despised” Jews in Iran had declined substantially compared to the increasing population of Muslims. Aside from such factors as insecurity, political ... More


Yiddish in the Judenmission

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Both the Reformation and the Protestant movement provided an impetus to the long-standing Christian ambition to convert the Jews to Christianity. This Jewish conversion initially failed to ... More


Yiddish and German in the Judenmission: The Limits of Linguistic Adaptation

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christian preoccupation with Yiddish in early modern Germany involved two tendencies: the attempt of Christians to use the Jewish language for their own purposes, and their severe criticism of ... More


Romantic Exoticism: Eugénie Foa and the Dilemmas of Assimilation

in Inventing the Israelite: Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763844
eISBN:
9780804773423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763844.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In the nineteenth century, French Jewish authors often represented the life of French Jews by drawing on Romantic oriental stereotypes and appropriating the forms and features of literary convention. ... More


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