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Chernoe More, 1700–1860

Charles King

in The Black Sea: A History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241613
eISBN:
9780191601439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241619.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Russia's commercial growth and political power after the late eighteenth century were fueled by access to the sea. The ports of southern Russia grew through trade with the rest of Europe. ... More


Language planning of the 1930s

Gennady Estraikh

in Soviet Yiddish: Language-Planning and Linguistic Development

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184799
eISBN:
9780191674365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184799.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the 1930s, conflicts between competing groups of Yiddish language planners intensified. Adherents of the further Russification of Yiddish (at the expense of Hebrew-Aramaic and German components) ... More


The Geography of Culture: The Expansion of Musical Life in the Provinces

Lynn M. Sargeant

in Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735266
eISBN:
9780199894505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the role of the Russian Musical Society in fostering the expansion of musical institutions into the provinces. The expansion of musical life is tied to broader processes of ... More


2. Imperial Identity: Coming of Age in New Russia, 1865-1881

Francis Wcislo

in Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199543564
eISBN:
9780191725104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543564.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter details how a young man, by heritage and family upbringing a hereditary nobleman of the late 18th to early 19th century, encountered a complex, contradictory, and kaleidoscopic adult ... More


A Silent Pogrom

Benjamin Nathans

in Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520208308
eISBN:
9780520931299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208308.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the genesis of the quotas and examines the way they fostered the emergence of separate Jewish student organizations as the “Jewish Question” insinuated itself into the academy. It ... More


The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Gregory Freidin (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A literary cult figure on a par with Franz Kafka, Isaac Babel has remained an enigma ever since he disappeared, along with his archive, inside Stalin's secret police headquarters in May of 1939. Made ... More


Theodore H. Friedgut, Stepmother Russia, Foster Mother America: Identity Transitions in the New Odessa Jewish Commune, Odessa, Oregon, New York, 1881–1891, together with Israel Mandelkern, Recollections of a Communist (ed. and annotated Theodore H. Friedgut). Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2014. 199 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0044
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Stepmother Russia, Foster Mother America: Identity Transitions in the New Odessa Jewish Commune, Odessa, Oregon, New York, 1881–1891 (2014), by Theodore H. Friedgut, ... More


Port Cities, Diaspora Communities and Emerging Nationalism in the Ottoman Empire: Balkan Merchants in Odessa and Their Network in the Early Nineteenth Century

Oliver Schulz

in Trade, Migration and Urban Networks in Port Cities, c. 1640-1940

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893489
eISBN:
9781786944566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893489.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines the complicated political history of the merchant trade community of Odessa, which includes the Russian expansion into the Black Sea; the Greek settlement in Odessa; the role of ... More


Introduction

James Loeffler

in The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300137132
eISBN:
9780300162943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137132.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the Jews' search for modern identity through music, in the late Russian Empire. It explains that the first hints of a ... More


Spatializing the Margins: Hebrew Modernism and the Urban Experience

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Jewish modernity is essentially the product of a long and gradual process of Jewish encounters with modern urban and metropolitan culture. This chapter aims to expand and spatialize the notion of ... More


Odessa and Warsaw: A Tale of Two Centers?

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the two literary centers that were established at the end of the nineteenth century—Odessa and Warsaw—and explores how the urban history and urban space of these cities ... More


The Hebrew Language Movement in Pinsk

in The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804741583
eISBN:
9780804785020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804741583.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter traces the emergence of a Hebrew language movement in Pinsk, Belarus. It first looks at the efforts of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda to resurrect spoken Hebrew in the Palestine during the early ... More


Science: The Great Wine Blight in Late-Tsarist Bessarabia

Stephen V. Bittner

in Whites and Reds: A History of Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198784821
eISBN:
9780191827129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784821.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Chapter 2 traces Russia’s response in the 1880s and 1890s to the ‘great wine blight’, the phylloxera epidemic that nearly destroyed European viniculture entirely. Long after a French botanist, ... More


Berlin 1919−1930

Kenneth D. McRae

in Nuclear Dawn: F. E. Simon and the Race for Atomic Weapons in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199687183
eISBN:
9780191767029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687183.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Chapter 2 describes Franz’s return to education, his marriage in 1922, and the early years of family life, including the births and early development of his two daughters. It also follows his ... More


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