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Jewish Society for History and Ethnography
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Founded in St. Petersburg in 1908, the Jewish Society for History and Ethnography was the first independent research institution for the history of Jews in the Russian Empire. It was modeled on Jewish historiography and the work of Jewish historical societies in Western Europe; however, in view of the situation Jews faced in the multinational Russian Empire, the society represented a distinct form of Jewish historiography. Characterized…

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Armborst-Weihs, Kerstin, “Jewish Society for History and Ethnography”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0374>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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