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Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland: A History of Conflict

Marcin Wodzinski


The conflict between Haskalah and hasidism was one of the most important forces in shaping the world of Polish Jewry for almost two centuries, but our understanding of it has long been dominated by theories based on stereotypes rather than detailed analysis. This book challenges the long-established theories about the conflict by contextualizing it, principally in the Kingdom of Poland but also with regard to other parts of eastern Europe. It follows the development of this conflict in its central arena and reconstructs the way the conflict expressed itself. The book shows that it was primaril ... More

Keywords: Haskalah, hasidism, Polish Jewry, Jewish modernity, nineteenth-century Poland, Polish Haskalah, Polish hasidism

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113089
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113089.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcin Wodzinski, author

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