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Yiddish civilisation : the rise and fall of a forgotten nation

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Yiddish civilisation : the rise and fall of a forgotten nation
Call No: 296.74 K92y

Call Number296.74 K92y
Dates2006; ©2005
Statement of ResponsibilityPaul Kriwaczek.
Creators & ContributorsKriwaczek, Paul (author)
Summary"Here is the life story of the prosperous and successful Yiddish civilisation that once supplied mint masters, diplomatic advisers, physicians and engineers, not to mention music teachers, poets and philosophers, to the royal courts and governments of Europe—and took part in the formative events of European history." —Book Jacket
Contents
  1. Bist a Yid?
    • Roots Schmoots!
    • Nostalgie de la Boue
  2. The Jews of Rome
    • A Basket and a Truss of Hay
  3. From the Mediterranean to the Baltic
    • As Strange as a Circumcised Unicorn
    • Sennan and Zippan
  4. The Remaking of Western Europe
    • Charles's Elephant
    • New Borders, New Allegiances
    • Drang nach Osten
  5. At the Crossroads
    • In Every Castle a King
    • A Blessing upon Mieszko, King of Poland
  6. The New Yiddish World
    • The Language
    • The Literature
    • The Religion
    • The Scholarly Tradition
  7. Political Consolidation
    • Landowners, Merchants, Artisans, Servants
    • At the Jewish Inn
  8. The Reformation
    • Hussites
    • Luther
    • Now a Miracle Happened
  9. Yiddish Renaissance
    • Cracow
    • Prague
    • Dovid Gans
  10. Wide Horizons
    • Wealth and Honour
    • The Great Divide
  11. The Deluge
    • The Cossacks
    • Poverty and Disgrace
  12. Decline ...
    • Who Permits the Forbidden
    • The Holy Creed of Edom
    • The Famous Ba'al Shem Tov, May His Light Long Shine
    • Oppose Them Strongly
  13. ... and Fall
    • The 'Jewish Problem'
    • Words that Fall on Us Like Lashes
    • Shakespearean Tragedy
    • Exodus
  14. A Winter Flowering
Physical Description xiii, 347 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLondon : Phoenix
EditionPaperback edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2010 by David Zacks