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The Printing, Distribution, and Audience of Yiddish Books

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

The rise of Yiddish literature coincides with the development of the Hebrew printing industry in Europe. The invention of printing had important consequences for cultural transmission and ... More


Dos yidishe bukh alarmirt! Towards the History of Yiddish Reading in Inter-War Poland

Ellen Kellman

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the history of Yiddish reading in inter-war Poland. Jewish public libraries played a pivotal role in working-class Jewish culture in the period between the wars. Since many young ... More


A Library of Hope and Destruction: The Yiddish Book Series ‘Dos poylishe yidntum’ (Polish Jewry)1946‒1966

Jan Schwarz

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/9781904113058.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reconstructs the publication history of a series of Yiddish books in Buenos Aires called Dos poylishe yidntum. It refers to Mark Turkov, a Jewish journalist in inter-war Warsaw, who ... More


The People and the Book: Print and the Transformation of Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe

David B. Ruderman

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses how the study of Jewish culture in early modern Europe has flourished with an outburst of books and essays. Most of this scholarship, however, is exclusively focused on a ... More


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