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Becoming Polish Mainstream

Natalia Aleksiun

in Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781906764890
eISBN:
9781800853034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764890.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter traces the trajectories of Jewish scholars in the aftermath of the First World War. It narrates how scholarship by Bałaban, Schiper, Schorr, Mahler, and Ringelblum, among others, crafted ... More


The Making of Professional Polish Jewish Historians

Natalia Aleksiun

in Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781906764890
eISBN:
9781800853034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764890.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter studies the academic agenda of professional Jewish historians who received their training before 1918, in the imperial context of Austria–Hungary, at the universities of Lwów, Kraków, ... More


Themes and Trends of Historical Enquiry

Natalia Aleksiun

in Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781906764890
eISBN:
9781800853034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764890.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the broad topics and genres of Polish Jewish historiography addressed by historians in the 1920s and 1930s. It presents the most important topics repeated in academic and ... More


Beyond the Ivory Tower

Natalia Aleksiun

in Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781906764890
eISBN:
9781800853034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764890.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter looks at the tensions between popular and scholarly writing on Polish Jewish history. The chapter follows the channels through which Polish Jewish historical scholarship reached a ... More


Epilogue

Natalia Aleksiun

in Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781906764890
eISBN:
9781800853034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764890.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter recalls the emergence and dissemination of academic and popular writing of Polish Jewish history by university-trained Jewish historians in interwar Poland, tracing the development of ... More


Introduction

Natalia Aleksiun

in Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781906764890
eISBN:
9781800853034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764890.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter investigates the cohort of university-educated Polish Jewish historians active before the Holocaust: their lives and their self-conscious deployment of historical writing. The chapter ... More


Some a priori Issues in Jewish Historiography

Moshe Rosman

in How Jewish is Jewish History?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113348
eISBN:
9781800340817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113348.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers five a priori issues: what Jews are, the status of the Exile (galut), how Jews fit into history, which metahistory to choose, and metahistory as destiny. Anyone who sets out to ... More


Salo Wittmayer Baron: Architect of Jewish History

Robert Liberles

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0044
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Robert Liberles's Salo Wittmayer Baron: Architect of Jewish History (1995). Salo Baron became one of the foremost Jewish historians of the twentieth century and one of the ... More


The Englishness of Jewish Modernity in England

Todd M. Endelman

in Broadening Jewish History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113010
eISBN:
9781800342606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113010.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about the Jewish historians who looked to the German Jewish experience as the paradigm for the transformation of European Jewry. It reviews the pioneers of Reform Judaism and ... More


Is There a Jewish School of Polish Literature?

Jan Błonski

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how the generation born about 1910 found propitious conditions for the creation of a ‘Jewish school’ of Polish literature. Life, including their most inner life, was lived ... More


Jakub Becal: King Jan III Sobieski’s Jewish Factor

Adam Kaźmierczyk

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774716
eISBN:
9781800340725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter turns to King Jan III Sobieski’s factor Jakub Bezalel — known from the sources mainly as Becal (Becall). Becal was one of these elevated court Jews. He was exceptional in that he was one ... More


In Memoriam: Ezra Mendelsohn

Richard I. Cohen

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details the career of Ezra Mendelsohn, a preeminent scholar of modern Jewish history, who died in Jerusalem on May 12, 2015. One of the founding editors of Studies in Contemporary Jewry, ... More


Obituary Teresa Prekerowa 1922‒1998

Agata TuszyńSka

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0047
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an obituary for Teresa Prekerowa, one of the most prominent and well-respected contributors to these pages. Official recognition of her heroism and devotion was long delayed. ... More


A Selection from Part 1 of Lev Levanda’s Seething Times

Maxim D. Shrayer

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 20: Making Holocaust Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113058
eISBN:
9781800342613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113058.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter centers on Lev Levanda's Seething Times: A Novel from the Last Polish Uprising, which was described as a colorful and artistically flawed novel that covering the events of the Polish ... More


The God of History

Olga Litvak

in The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199363490
eISBN:
9780190254650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter reviews three biographical works on Jewish historians and historiography. These are “Shmuel Ettinger: Historian, teacher and public figure,” by Yaakov Barna, “Elias Bickerman as a ... More


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