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Stanislawski, Michael 1952-

Works: 30 works in 110 publications in 3 languages and 5,492 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Academic theses  Pottery  Biography 
Roles: Author, zxx, Thesis advisor, Other, Editor
Classifications: NB237.N43, 730.92
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Most widely held works by Michael Stanislawski
Autobiographical Jews : essays in Jewish self-fashioning by Michael Stanislawski( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on current literary theory, which questions the very nature of autobiographical writing and its relationship to what we normally designate as the truth, and, to a lesser extent, the new cognitive neurosciences, Michael Stanislawski analyzes a number of crucial and complex autobiographical texts written by Jews through the ages."--Jacket
For whom do I toil? : Judah Leib Gordon and the crisis of Russian Jewry by Michael Stanislawski( )

15 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-length biography of Judah Leib Gordon (1830-92), the most important Hebrew poet of the 19th century, and one of the pivotal intellectual and cultural figures in Russian Jewry. Setting Gordon's life and work amidst the political, cultural, and religious upheavals of his society, Stanislawski attempts to counter traditional stereotypical readings of Eastern European Jewish history. As a prominent and passionate exponent of the Jewish Enlightenment in Russia, Gordon advocated a humanist and liberal approach to all the major questions facing Jews in their tortuous transition to modernity--the religious reform of Judaism, the attractions and limits of political liberalism, the relations between Jews and Gentiles, the nature of modern anti-Semitism, the status of women in Jewish life, the possibility of a secular Jewish culture, the nature of Zionism, and the relations between Jews in the Diaspora and the Jewish community in the Land of Israel. His personal story is a fascinating drama that both symbolizes and summarizes the cultural and political challenges facing Russian Jewry at a crucial time in its history, challenges that remain pertinent and controversial today
A murder in Lemberg : politics, religion, and violence in modern Jewish history by Michael Stanislawski( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How could a Jew kill a Jew for religious and political reasons? Many people asked this question after an Orthodox Jew assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Itshak Rabin in 1995. But historian Michael Stanislawksi couldn't forget it, and he decided to find out everything he could about an obscure and much earlier event that was uncannily similar to Rabin's murder: the 1848 killing - by an Orthodox Jew - of the Reform rabbi of Lemberg (now L'viv, Ukraine). Eventually, Stanislawski concluded that this was the first murder of a Jewish leader by a Jew since antiquity, a prelude to twentieth-century assassinations of Jews by Jews, and a turning point in Jewish history. Based on records unavailable for decades, A Murder in Lemberg is the first book about this fascinating case. On September 6, 1848, Abraham Ber Pilpel entered the kitchen of Rabbi Abraham Kohn and his family and poured arsenic in the soup that was being prepared for their dinner. Within hours, the rabbi and his infant daughter were dead. Was Kohn's murder part of a conservative Jewish backlash to Jewish reform and liberalization in a year of European revolution? Or was he killed simply because he threatened taxes that enriched Lemberg's Orthodox leaders? Vividly recreating the dramatic story of the murder, the trial that followed, and the political and religious fallout of both, Stanislawski tries to answer these questions and others. In the process, he reveals the surprising diversity of Jewish life in mid-nineteenth-century Eastern Europe. Far from being uniformly Orthodox, as is often assumed, there was a struggle between Orthodox and Reform Jews that was so intense that it might have led to murder."--Jacket
Tsar Nicholas I and the Jews : the transformation of Jewish society in Russia, 1825-1855 by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

9 editions published between 1943 and 1983 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zionism : a very short introduction by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Very Short Introduction discloses a history of Zionism from the origins of modern Jewish nationalism in the 1870's to the present. Michael Stanislawski provides a lucid and detached analysis of Zionism, focusing on its internal intellectual and ideological developments and divides"
Zionism and the fin-de-siècle : cosmopolitanism and nationalism from Nordau to Jabotinsky by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Stanislawski's provocative study of Max Nordau, Ephraim Moses Lilien, and Vladimir Jabotinsky reconceives the intersection of the European fin de siecle and early Zionism. Stanislawski takes up the tantalizing question of why Zionism, at a particular stage in its development, became so attractive to certain cosmopolitan intellectuals and artists. With the help of hundreds of previously unavailable documents, published and unpublished, he reconstructs the ideological journeys of writer and critic Nordau, artist Lilien, and political icon Jabotinsky. He argues against the common conception of Nordau and Jabotinsky as nineteenth-century liberals, insisting that they must be understood against the backdrop of Social Darwinism in the West and the Positivism of Russian radicalism in the fin de siecle, as well as Symbolism, Decadence, and Art Nouveau. When these men turned to Zionism, Stanislawski says, far from abandoning their aesthetic and intellectual preconceptions, they molded Zionism according to their fin de siecle cosmopolitanism. Showing how cosmopolitanism turned to nationalism in the lives and work of these crucial early Zionists, this story is a fascinating chapter in European and Russian, as well as Jewish, cultural and political history. -- from publisher description
Heritage : civilization and the Jews : source reader( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage : civilization and the Jews : study guide by William W Hallo( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Abba Eban's History of the Jews
Psalms for the Tsar : a minute-book of a Psalms-Society in the Russian army, 1864-1867 by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five : a novel of Jewish life in turn-of-the-century Odessa by Vladimir Jabotinsky( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The beginning of this tale of bygone days in Odessa dates to the dawn of the twentieth century. At that time we used to refer to the first years of this period as the 'springtime,' meaning a social and political awakening. For my generation, these years also coincided with our own personal springtime, in the sense that we were all in our youthful twenties. And both of these springtimes, as well as the image of our carefree Black Sea capital with acacias growing along its steep banks, are interwoven in my memory with the story of one family in which there were five children: Marusya, Marko, Lika, Serezha, and Torik."-from The Five The Five is an captivating novel of the decadent fin-de-siècle written by Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940), a controversial leader in the Zionist movement whose literary talents, until now, have largely gone unrecognized by Western readers. The author deftly paints a picture of Russia's decay and decline-a world permeated with sexuality, mystery, and intrigue. Michael R. Katz has crafted the first English-language translation of this important novel, which was written in Russian in 1935 and published a year later in Paris under the title Pyatero.The book is Jabotinsky's elegaic paean to the Odessa of his youth, a place that no longer exists. It tells the story of an upper-middle-class Jewish family, the Milgroms, at the turn of the century. It follows five siblings as they change, mature, and come to accept their places in a rapidly evolving world. With flashes of humor, Jabotinsky captures the ferment of the time as reflected in political, social, artistic, and spiritual developments. He depicts with nostalgia the excitement of life in old Odessa and comments poignantly on the failure of the dream of Jewish assimilation within the Russian empire
Awakening lives : autobiographies of Jewish youth in Poland before the Holocaust( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This never-before-published collection of autobiographies written by young Polish Jews in the 1930s is extraordinary. Their candid and passionate writings not only reveal the personal struggles, ambitions, and dreams of fifteen young authors, they also offer remarkable insight into the nature of ordinary Jewish life in Poland during the years between the world wars. Later authors often view this moment through lenses tinted by nostalgia or horror. But these young writers, unaware of the catastrophic future, tell their life stories with the urgency and fervor of adolescents, coming of age during a period of manifold new opportunities and challenges." "The autobiographies presented in the volume are selected from hundreds that were written for contests in the 1930s conducted by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, then based in Vilna. Nine male and six female authors write from a variety of circumstances that reflect the great diversity of interwar Polish Jewry - some of the authors are ardently secular, and others devoutly religious; some are impoverished and others come from the working class or middle class; some are highly educated, and others self-taught. They come from big cities, small towns, and villages; they are Zionists, Bundists, communists; they espouse multiple political affiliations or none at all. Taking up the unusual task of writing an autobiography at the threshold of adulthood, these young authors also display different personalities, writing styles, and views of life. Originally written for a pioneering research project that hoped to address the challenges facing Polish Jewish youth, their words now speak across the chasm of history, providing unique testimony on Jewish life in the final years before the Holocaust."--Jacket
The transformation of Jewish society in Russia, 1825-1855 by Michael Stanislawski( )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculpture of Louise Nevelson : constructing a legend by Louise Nevelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a catalog of an exhibition showcasing the works of the American sculptor and artist
Rabbis and revolution: A study in nineteenth-century Moravian Jewry by Michael Laurence Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the communal, religious and political history of Moravian Jewry in the course of the nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on the Revolution of 1848 as a critical watershed. The Moravian chief rabbinate--the principal supra-communal institution of Moravian Jewry in the first half of the nineteenth century--serves as a prism through which to view the conflicts among Moravia's fifty-two Jewish communities, the debates over religious and educational reform, and the struggle for Jewish emancipation. Based on a wide variety of sources from archives in the Czech Republic, Austria, Israel and the United States, this dissertation traces the perpetual tension between the collective will of Moravian Jewry and the individual will of the autonomous Jewish communities--a tension that was temporarily relieved during the Revolution of 1848. The Revolution of 1848 provided a rare opportunity for the Jews of Moravia to coalesce around a common goal (Jewish emancipation) and a common leader (Chief Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch), but this unity proved to be rather fleeting. Although the Revolution ushered in a new age of freedom, it also precipitated demographic, financial and social transformations that threatened Moravian Jewry's unity as well as its future
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2 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews in Kiev, 1859--1914: Community and charity in an imperial Russian city by Natan M Meir( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the socioeconomic makeup and institutions of the Jews of late imperial Kiev in order to understand the nature and dynamics of Jewish community in the Russian Empire. Largely unexplored by historians, the spheres of Jewish communal governance and welfare offer a window into the transformation of Russian Jewry over the half-century before the First World War and the Revolution of 1917. Community and charity were the two arenas in which the most pressing issues within Russian Jewry played out on the local, day-to-day level. The increasingly complex jigsaw puzzle of Jewish politics and culture, widening socioeconomic divides among Jews, relations between Jews and the state as well as with non-Jewish populations of the empire--all were manifest within Kiev Jewry, one of the largest and most diverse urban Jewish populations of the Russian Empire. Within the realm of communal governance and institutional life, acculturated bourgeois Jews sought to preserve a measure of Jewish identity through leadership of and active participation in the official governing body of the community as well as a host of new philanthropic organizations that sprang up at the turn of the century. University-educated and professional Jews who saw in Jewish nationalism and socialism the answers to the Jewish Question in Europe and Russia as well as to their own personal questions of identity and belonging staked their own claim to leadership of the Jewish masses based on democracy and accountability. Yet the Jewish community that both groups professed to represent was itself a body in motion, an entity that is as difficult to define now as it was then, given the economic, social, cultural, linguistic, affiliational, and migratory changes taking place during the period in question. Thus, while attempting to chart the transformation of the community and its institutions, this study also tracks and explain the acculturation and quest for identity of the groups and individuals who constituted that community. Russian Jews were a complicated mixture of both Jewish and Russian identities, and the community they created reflected that fusion
Car' Nikolaj 1. i evrei : transformacija evrejskogo obščestva v Rossii (1825-1855) by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird motifs on Marksville ceramics : their origin and meaning by Michael Stanislawski( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the nationalities : Jewish refugees, Jewish nationality, and Czechoslovak statebuilding by Rebekah Klein-Pejšová( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Czechoslovakia offered the most favorable environment for the Jews of its neighbors, renounced anti-Semitism, supported Zionism and Jewish national rights, significant challenges to the Jewish relationship with the state remained. This was particularly true in Slovakia, where Jews were suspect as potential accomplices to the irredentist ambitions of the Interwar Hungarian regime due to their history of alignment with the Hungarian nation. The process of integrating the territory of Slovakia had the most significant impact on how the Czechoslovak state and the surrounding Slovak population viewed expressions of Jewish nationality among the Jews there
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Autobiographical Jews : essays in Jewish self-fashioning
For whom do I toil? : Judah Leib Gordon and the crisis of Russian JewryA murder in Lemberg : politics, religion, and violence in modern Jewish historyZionism and the fin-de-siècle : cosmopolitanism and nationalism from Nordau to JabotinskyHeritage : civilization and the Jews : source readerHeritage : civilization and the Jews : study guideAwakening lives : autobiographies of Jewish youth in Poland before the Holocaust
Alternative Names
Michael Stanislawski American historian

Michael Stanislawski Amerikaans historicus

Michael Stanislawski historiador estadounidense

Michael Stanislawski historiador estatunidenc

Michael Stanislawski historiador estauxunidense

Michael Stanislawski historian amerikan

Michael Stanislawski storico statunitense

Sṭanislavsḳi, Mikhaʾel 1952-

Stanislavskiĭ, Maĭkl, 1952-

Stanislavskij, Majkl 1952-

Stanislawski, Michael F. 1952-

Станиславский, Майкл 1952-