Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Jewish Rights, National Rites – Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia - Stanford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia

Simon Rabinovitch


This book examines the movement for nonterritorial autonomy that swept through Jewish politics in late imperial and revolutionary Russia. Jewish autonomism began around the turn of the twentieth century with the political theories of historian and journalist Simon Dubnov, who argued that Jews should demand national rights from the Russian government in addition to civil equality. Dubnov and other Jewish autonomists created a set of national demands that would allow Russia’s Jews to have autonomy locally and nationally rather than over a given territory. The book traces how Jews from across the ... More

Keywords: Jewish nationalism, Jewish politics, comparative nationalism, revolutionary Russia, Russian Empire, autonomism, Simon Dubnov, national rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804792493
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804792493.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Rabinovitch, author
Boston University