The Golden Age Shtetl
A New History of Jewish Life in East EuropeBook - 2014
The shtetl was home to two-thirds of East Europe's Jes in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, yet it has long been one of the most neglected and misundersttod chapters of the Jewish experience. This book provides the first grassroots social, economic, and cultural history of the shtetl. Challenging popular misconceptions of the shtetl as an isolated, ranshackle Jewish village stricken by poverty and pogroms, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern argues that, in its heyday from the 1790s to the 1840s, the shtetl was a thriving Jewish community as vibrant as any in Europe.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 947.00049 P4494G 2014
Characteristics: 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm