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A Murder in Lemberg: Politics, Religion, and Violence in Modern Jewish History
A Murder in Lemberg: Politics, Religion, and Violence in Modern Jewish History Michael Stanislawski 069112843X 9780691128436 Michael Stanislawskis Murder in Lemberg is an extraordinarily interesting jewel of a book. It is a good read and an exciting
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A Murder in Lemberg: Politics, Religion, and Violence in Modern Jewish History by Michael Stanislawski

Michael Stanislawskis Murder in Lemberg is an extraordinarily interesting jewel of a book. It is a good read and an exciting story. More important, this in-depth account of an 1848 murder case and its legal aftermath allows Stanislawski to get at the heart of many important issues in nineteenth-century Eastern European Jewish history, especially the pace and extent of modernization and religious reform, the reaction against reform, and the relationship of Jews to government. It is a tour de force of analysis and insight.--Marsha Rozenblit, University of MarylandThis well-written book uses the case of the murder of the reform rabbi of Lemberg in 1848 as a prism through which to analyze the evolving character of the Jewish community in Austrian Galicia and their relationship with the authorities and the other ethnic-religious groups there. It is somewhat reminiscent of Jan Grosss Neighbors and Helmut Walser Smiths The Butchers Tale in that it provides the general context of the murder in a succinct and informative manner and delves into its intricate details and subsequent investigation. This makes for interesting reading and a fresh look at a region and period that are not well covered.--Omer Bartov, Brown University

Author: Michael Stanislawski

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 160

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 2007-02-04

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