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Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1864

Marcin Wodzinski


Analysing the political relations between the Kingdom of Poland and the hasidic movement, this book examines plans formulated by the government and by groups close to government circles regarding hasidim, and describes how a hasidic body politic developed in response. The book demonstrates that the rise of Hasidism was an important factor in shaping the Jewish policy of both central and provincial authorities and shows how the creation of socio-political conditions that were advantageous to the hasidic movement accelerated its growth. While concentrating on the dynamic that developed in the Ki ... More

Keywords: Kingdom of Poland, hasidic movement, Hasidism, Hasidim, Jewish policy, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Polish Jewry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113737
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113737.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcin Wodzinski, author