Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century: A Genealogy of Modernity

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""Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century provides a wide-ranging synthesis of the current scholarship on Polish-Lithuanian Jewry. Gershon David Hundert's control of the secondary literature is magnificent: he incorporates the findings of over a century of research up to and including the most recent works in every relevant language. Only a handful of scholars in the world today could approach this level of mastery."--Benjamin Nathans, author of "Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

"Gershon David Hundert's "Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century is likely to be viewed as the standard scholarly survey of the topic of 'classic' Polish Jewry for years to come."--Moshe Rosman, author of "Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Ba'al Shem Tov