Photographing the Jewish Nation: Pictures from S. An-sky's Ethnographic Expeditions

Eugene Michael Avrutin (Editor), Valerii Dymshits (Editor), Alexander Ivanov (Editor), Alexander Lvov (Editor), Harriet Lisa Murav (Editor), Alla Sokolova (Editor)

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From 1912 to 1914, S. An-sky and the photographer Solomon Iudovin gathered materials and took photographs of Jewish daily life in pre-Revolutionary Russia’s Pale of Settlement. Photographing the Jewish Nation offers English-language readers their first look at over 170 extraordinary, recently rediscovered photographs from their expeditions. The pictures provide visual texture—in remarkable detail—that rarely appears in written sources. This volume includes a critical introduction and five chapters that document all aspects of Jewish life inside the Pale, including work, education, and religious and cultural traditions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationWaltham
PublisherBrandeis University Press
Number of pages228
ISBN (Print)9781584657927, 9781611686838
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameTauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry


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