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Conscription and the Search for Modern Russian Jewry

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"Olga Litvak has written a book of astonishing originality and intellectual force.... In vivid prose, she takes the reader on a journey through the Russian-Jewish literary imagination." --Benjamin Nathans

Russian Jews were first conscripted into the Imperial Russian army during the reign of Nicholas I in an effort to integrate them into the population of the Russian Empire.
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Hardcover, 296 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Indiana University Press (first published 2006)
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Feb 27, 2007 Jessica rated it it was amazing
The author, Olga Litvak, was my thesis advisor, and she is one of the most brilliant and extraordinary people I have ever met. Therefore, I have the happy notion that her book is going to be just as wonderful as she is, and so far, she has done me proud! While on the surface it seems a nich-interest topic, her discussion of how literature and stories shape a people's cultural and historical idenity is rich with meaning and brings literary and historical analysis to a whole new level of understan ...more
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