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Author Fishman, David E., 1957-

Title The rise of modern Yiddish culture / David E. Fishman.

Published Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2005.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (x, 190 pages).
Series Pitt series in Russian and East European studies
Series in Russian and East European studies.
University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions PPiU.
University of Pittsburgh Digital Collections PPiU.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-182) and index.
Contents The rise of modern Yiddish culture : an overview -- The politics of Yiddish -- Language and revolution : Hevrat mefitse haskalah in 1905 -- The Bund's contribution -- Reinventing community -- New trends in interwar Yiddish culture -- The Judaism of secular Yiddishists -- Commemoration and cultural conflict : the Vilna Gaon's bicentennary -- Max Weinreich and the development of YIVO -- Embers plucked from the fire : the rescue of Jewish cultural treasures in Vilna.
Summary "The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture explores the transformation of Yiddish from a low-status vernacular to the medium of a complex modern culture, and examines the efforts of east European Jews to establish their linguistic distinctiveness as part of their struggle for national survival in the diaspora."--Jacket.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Yiddish language -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 19th century.
Yiddish language -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Yiddish language -- Social aspects -- Europe, Eastern.
Yiddish language -- Political aspects -- Europe, Eastern.
Jews -- Europe, Eastern -- Intellectual life.
Jews -- Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government.
Yiddishists -- Europe, Eastern.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780822973799 (electronic bk.)
0822973790 (electronic bk.)
9780822972853 (e-book)
0822972859 (e-book)