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Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry

Scott Ury


This book examines the intersection of urban society and modern politics among Jews in turn-of-the-century Warsaw, Europe's largest Jewish center at the time. By focusing on the tumultuous events surrounding the Revolution of 1905, this book argues that the metropolitization of Jewish life led to a need for new forms of community and belonging, and that the ensuing search for collective and individual order gave birth to the new institutions, organizations, and practices that would define modern Jewish society and politics for the remainder of the twentieth century.

Keywords: Warsaw, belonging, urban society, Revolution of 1905, metropolitization, Jewish life, Jewish society, Jewish politics, community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804763837
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804763837.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Ury, author