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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

Fall 2005

R S 313 • Hist of Jews in Russia & E Eur

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43457 to 43458 Multiple Sections GAR 201

Course Description

During this course we will focus on the Jews as a distinct minority within a multi-national Russian empire, struggling for personal and national rights in areas where the non-Jewish populations (the Poles, the Ukrainians, the Lithuanians) engaged in their own struggles for national liberation. We will discuss the political, social, economic, cultural and intellectual developments within the Jewsih community starting with the 18th century Russian empire and ending with the post-Holocaust Poland and Soviet Union.

Grading Policy

Two in-class exams, each 25% and a final worth 50% of the final grade.


Tenative: Krutikov, Mikhail, Yiddish Fiction and the Crisis of Modernity, 1904-1914 Parush, Iris, Reading Jewish Women, Marginality and Modernization in Nineteenth Century Eastern European Jewish Society Pogonowski, Iwo, Jews in Poland: A Documentary History Weiner, Amir, Making Sense of War: The Second World War and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution Wincelberg, Shimon, Samurai of Vishogrod: The Notebook of Jacob Marateck Zipperstein, Steven, The Jews of Aodessa, A Cultural History, 17-94-1881 In addition there will be a course packet.


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