THE JEWISH CENTURY YURI SLEZKINE PDF

This masterwork of interpretative history begins with a bold declaration: The Modern Age is the Jewish Age–and we are all, to varying degrees, Jews. But it underscores Yuri Slezkine’s provocative thesis. Not only have Jews adapted better than many other groups to living in the modern world, they have. The Jewish Century has ratings and 20 reviews. Michael said: This book was But it underscores Yuri Slezkine’s provocative thesis. Not only have Jews.

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The Jewish Century

The problem is that the book reads like a college text and the author overreaches in trying to tie all elements of Jewish history especially Marxism to this theory.

A true accomplishment by a master historian.

View all 4 comments. This theory academically reiterates the rightwing wall streeter’s advice to the cenutry to lay off the anti-semitism in the movie “The Believer”: Their role, Slezkine argues, was part of a broader division of human labor between what he calls Mercurians-entrepreneurial minorities–and Apollonians–food-producing majorities. The later choice was Zionism, which originally seem the most eccentric of choices, the least likely to succeed, but which after the Holocaust became the the jewish century yuri slezkine one.

Zij hadden drie keuzes die hij steeds nader uitlegt aan de hand van de the jewish century yuri slezkine van Tevjes dochters: From banking to academia, to the medical profession and the artisanal vocations, Jews enjoyed disproportionate success because, Slezkine argues, they had themselves been inhabiting an insular society where intellectual achievement was the supreme, if not the sole, acid test for marking distinction.

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This masterwork of interpretative history begins with a bold declaration: Not only have Jews adapted better than many other groups The steady but relatively small stream of departures from the Pale to major cities of the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries turned into a flood with the Revolution and the Civil War that followed.

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Slezkine probably shares her final view of the cause to which she devoted her life, but the dedication implies more than sympathy. Modernization is about everyone becoming urban, mobile, literate, articulate, intellectually intricate, physically fastidious, and occupationally flexible….

The Bolsheviks did indeed release all kinds of constructive energies, as did the Nazis in their turn. This book looks at how East European jewry in the post-Czarist period found itself drawn to three rival and sometimes contending spiritual homelands.

Among other themes, an interesting take on why Jews or people of Jewish ancestry were so overrepresented and successful in commerce, scientific and intellectual and art thought in late 19th – early 20th century in Europe.

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Slezkin”s interpretation of Jewish history. Not only have Jews adapted better than many other groups to living in the modern world, they have become the premiere symbol and standard of modern life everywhere.

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Published on June 14, Ships from and sold by Amazon. University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored products related to this item What’s this? And right slezkiine my ‘family-tree’ alley, so to speak. First they became free agents—service nomads—an outsider group specializing in the delivery of goods or services.

From Meyer to Myron. Gross, author of Neighbors “Once every few decades, a ccentury forces a reevaluation of basic assumptions in a field. However, the presentation of the material the jewish century yuri slezkine perhaps the style make it a somewhat trying read.

A Saga of the Russian Revolution. Slezkine’s account is subtle, beautifully written, and very moving; it combines humor, irony, and understated passion.