The Karaites of Galicia: An Ethnoreligious Minority Among by Mikhail Kizilov

Posted On March 23, 2017 at 7:41 pm by / Comments Off on The Karaites of Galicia: An Ethnoreligious Minority Among by Mikhail Kizilov

By Mikhail Kizilov

The publication specializes in the heritage, ethnography, and convoluted ethnic identification of the Karaites, an ethnoreligious team in jap Galicia (modern Ukraine). The small neighborhood of the Karaite Jews, a non-Talmudic Turkic-speaking minority, who have been residing in japanese Europe because the overdue center a while, constructed a different ethnographic tradition and spiritual culture. The ebook deals the 1st entire research of the Galician Karaite neighborhood from its earliest days until eventually at the present time with the most emphasis put on the interval from 1772 till 1945. specially vital is the research of the twentieth-century dejudaization (or Turkicization) of the neighborhood, which kept the Karaites from the horrors of the Holocaust.

Show description

Read or Download The Karaites of Galicia: An Ethnoreligious Minority Among the Ashkenazim, the Turks, and the Slavs, 1772-1945 PDF

Best jewish books

Ladino Rabbinic Literature and Ottoman Sephardic Culture

During this pathbreaking ebook, Matthias B. Lehmann explores Ottoman Sephardic tradition in an period of switch via a detailed examine of popularized rabbinic texts written in Ladino, the vernacular language of the Ottoman Jews. This vernacular literature, status on the crossroads of rabbinic elite and renowned cultures and of Hebrew and Ladino discourses, sheds necessary mild at the modernization of Sephardic Jewry within the japanese Mediterranean within the nineteenth century.

Music in the Holocaust: confronting life in the Nazi ghettos and camps

In track within the Holocaust Shirli Gilbert presents the 1st large-scale, serious account in English of the function of tune among groups imprisoned lower than Nazism. She files a large scope of musical actions, starting from orchestras and chamber teams to choirs, theatres, communal sing-songs, and cabarets, in one of the most very important internment centres in Nazi-occupied Europe, together with Auschwitz and the Warsaw and Vilna ghettos.

Sukkot Treasure Hunt

Sukkot Treasure Hunt

Hanukkah (On My Own Holidays)

Introduces the Jewish competition of lighting, or Hanukkah, concerning the tale at the back of the vacation and the way it really is celebrated.

Additional info for The Karaites of Galicia: An Ethnoreligious Minority Among the Ashkenazim, the Turks, and the Slavs, 1772-1945

Sample text

76 More or less about the same time as the “Turkish theory,” there also appeared another, more detailed and convincing mythologeme which connected the arrival of the Karaites in Galicia with the activity of the Lithuanian Duke Vitold. In the 1790s the Halicz azzan (head of the community from 1796 to 1801) Samuel ben Moses ha-Rodi apparently started to be interested in the history of the Karaite settlement in Galicia. It may be suggested that he was driven by his own scholarly curiosity on the one hand, and by the necessity to present the community to the Austrian administration, on the other.

Settlement of the Karaites in Galicia The problem of establishing the exact time and circumstances of the appearance of the Karaite communities in Eastern Europe has been the subject of heated academic debate since the beginning of the nineteenth century. The main problem concerning the early stage of the existence introduction to the study and the history of karaism 31 of the community is the absolute lack of any contemporary medieval sources. If there were any contemporary Hebrew documents regarding this event at all, they must have been lost during the Chmielnicki massacres and the frequent devastating conflagrations which gutted the Halicz community from the nineteenth through the twentieth centuries.

2 In betrag der Sect. Lebens Arten und Unterhaltung der Karaimer Juden in der Statt Halicz, in Österreichisches Staatsarchiv, Staats-Archiv des Innern und der Justiz. 1520. 1. These data were later repeated in Michael Stöger, Darstellung der gesetzlichen Verfassung der galizischen Judenschaft, vol. 1 (Lemberg-Przemyśl, 1833), 104; Witołd Schreiber, Badania nad antropologi[ dzieci Chrześcijańskich, Żydowskich i Karaimskich w Galicyi (Warsaw, 1910), 3; Fahn, “Le-qorot,” 26–27. 74 For a brief analysis of this book and its importance, see Mikhail Kizilov, “Jüdische Protestanten?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 50 votes