Memoirs of A Grandmother
Scenes From the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth CenturyeBook - 2010
Pauline Wengeroff, the only nineteenth-century Russian Jewish woman to publish a memoir, sets out to illuminate the "cultural history of the Jews of Russia" in the period of Jewish "enlightenment," when traditional culture began to disintegrate and Jews became modern. Wengeroff, a gifted writer and astute social observer, paints a rich portrait of both traditional and modernizing Jewish societies in an extraordinary way, focusing on women and the family and offering a gendered account (and indictment) of assimilation.In Volume 1 of Memoirs of a Grandmother , Wengeroff depicts traditional Jewish society, including the religious culture of women, during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I, who wished "his" Jews to be acculturated to modern Russian life.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2010.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 364 p.) : ill., map.