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Author Wodziński, Marcin

Title Hasidism and politics : the kingdom of Poland, 1815--1864 / Marcin Wodzi{na}ski
Published Oxford ; Portland, OR : The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Preface and Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; List of Illustrations; Note on Transliteration, Place Names, and Sources; List of Abbreviations; Maps; 1. To 'Civilize' the Jews: Polish Debates on the Reform of Jewish Society, 1788-1830; 1. The Framework of the Debate; 2. Diagnosis; 3. The Goal; 4. Measures: What are 'Civil Christians'?; 5. What Does 'To Civilize' Mean?; 6. Conclusions; 2. Origins: Controversies over Hasidic Shtiblekh; 1. Before the Kingdom of Poland; 2. Nameless: The First Ruling on Hasidic Shtiblekh
3. Kitajowcy: Investigation in Plock4. Michalki: Shtiblekh, Mikveh, and Burial Societies; 5. Conclusions; 3. The Great Inquiry, 1823-1824; 1. Hussites: The Beginnings of the Investigation; 2. Hasidism Is Banned; 3. Counteroffensive; 4. Deputation: Stanislaw Staszic against the Tsadikim; 5. Hasidism Delivered: Conclusions; 4. Between Words and Actions; 1. Big Politics, Small Politicians; 2. Silent Turning-Point: Hasidism in the Politics of the Kingdom after 1831; 3. The Last Investigation; 4. Ignorance, Inertia, Frustration; 5. Who Profited? On the Ostensible Equality of Hasidism
6. Epilogue: In the 1860s7. Conclusions; 5. The Hasidim Strike Back: The Development of Hasidic Political Involvement; 1. Beginnings: Berek Sonnenberg and his Circle; 2. Offensive: Meir Rotenberg of Opatów; 3. Triumph: Isaac Kalisz of Warka; 4. The Third Phase; 5. Digression: Corruption; 6. The Local Context: Conclusions; 6. Communal Dimensions of Hasidic Politics; 1. Who? Agents of Hasidic Communal Politics; 2. Whom? Protagonists; 3. Why? Goals; 4. How? Means; 5. Local or Universal?; 6. Conclusions; 7. Haskalah and Government Policy towards Hasidism
1. The Role of Hasidism in the Political Activity of the Polish Maskilim2. The Role of Maskilim: Myth and Reality; 3. How Did a Maskilic Shtadlan Differ from a Hasidic One?; 4. Conclusions; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary The book analyses the development of political relations between the Kingdom of Poland and the hasidic movement, and demonstrates the distinctively modern character of hasidic political activity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-318) and index
Subject Hasidism -- Poland -- History -- 19th century
Jews -- Poland -- History -- 19th century
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Politics and government.
Poland -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011006779
ISBN 9781786948274