The Sons of scripture : the Karaites in Poland and Lithuania in the twentieth century

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Document Type:
Knyga / Book
Anglų kalba / English
The Sons of scripture: the Karaites in Poland and Lithuania in the twentieth century
Publication Data:
Warsaw : De Gruyter Open, 2015.
546 p
Bibliografija ir asmenvardžių rodyklė. Reikšminiai žodžiai: Karaimai; Lenkija (Lenkijos karalystė. Kingdom of Poland. Poland); 20 amžius; Karaimų religinės tradicijos; Etninės mažumos; Tautinės mažumos; Karaimų bendruomenė; Karaite; Lithuania; 20th century; Karaite religious tradition; Ethnoreligious Minority; The Karaite Community.
List of Abbreviations — Foreword — Acknowledgements — Introduction — Between the Israelites and the Khazars: 1900–1918 — A Short Survey of the General State of the Polish-Lithuanian Karaite Community on the Verge of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries — Halicz — Łuck — Troki — Wilno — The Role of the Polish-Lithuanian Karaites in the All-Karaite Events of the 1910s — Beginnings of Dejudaization: Kenesa/Kenasa – an Official Name for a Karaite Synagogue — The Problem of Mixed Marriages and Conversion from Karaism to Rabbanite Judaism (and Vice Versa) — Interwar Period (1919-1939): the Victory of the Khazar Theory — General State of the Karaite Communities in Poland and Lithuania in the Interwar Period — Halicz — Łuck — Troki — Wilno — Poniewież — The Polish-Lithuanian Karaites in Other Communities of the World — General Trends in the Life of the Polish-Lithuanian Karaites in the Interwar Period — The Visit of Corrado Gini’s Anthropological Expedition to the Karaite Community in Poland and Lithuania — Ḥakham (Ḥakhan) Seraja Szapszał (1873–1961) and His Role in Shaping of the Turkic Identity of the Polish-Lithuanian Karaite Community — Seraja Szapszał’s Biography Before the Arrival in Poland (1873–1927) — Seraja Szapszał’s Life, Public and Academic Activity from — Seraja Szapszał’s Reformist Activity from 1928 to 1939 — Outcome of Szapszał’s Reforms — Between Scylla and Charybdis: Polish-Lithuanian Karaites between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union (1939-1945) — The Karaites During the Second World War: Introduction to the Problem — Historical Development of the Karaite Case: the Karaites in the Eyes of the Nazi Officialdom — General State of the Karaite Communities During the Second World War — Nazi Methodology in Investigating the Karaite Case and “Scholarly” Discussion on the Subject —Seraja Szapszał’s Life and Activity from 1939 to 1945 – Real and Imagined — “Mit Dem Deutschen Grüss” from the Karaite Mikhail-Mussa (Moses) Kovshanly — Relations between the Karaites and Rabbanites During the Holocaust — The Impact of the Second World War and the Holocaust on the State of the East European Karaite Community — From the Soviet Stagnation to the Post-Soviet Renaissance (1945-2014) — General State of the Karaite Community in Poland and Lithuania Until the Time of “Velvet” Revolutions and the Disintegration of the Soviet Union — Most Important Karaite Religious Authorities of the Postwar Period — Poland’s Most Famous Orientalists: Post-War Karaite Scholars — The Polish-Lithuanian Karaite Community After the Disintegration of the Soviet — The Polish-Lithuanian Karaites in the Twenty First Century — Conclusion — Glossary — Bibliography — List of Illustrations — Name Index — Geographic Index.
Etninės mažumos. Tautinės mažumos / Ethnic minorities. National minorities; Karaimai. Karaitai / Karaites.
20th century.
Summary / Abstract:

LTDrawing on the variety of archival sources in the host of European and Oriental languages, the book focuses on the history, ethnography, and convoluted ethnic identity of the Polish-Lithuanian Karaites. The vanishing community of the Karaites, a non-Talmudic Turkic-speaking Jewish minority that had been living in Eastern Europe since the late Middle Ages, developed a unique ethnographic culture and religious tradition. The book offers the first comprehensive study of the dramatic history of the Polish-Lithuanian Karaite community in the twentieth century. Especially important is the analysis of the dejudaization (or Turkicization) of the community that saved the Karaites from horrors of the Holocaust.

9783110425253; 9783110425260 (e-book)
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