Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Haskalah Movement in Russia

Cover image for

Download


Author: Jacob S. Raisin
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,053 / 241 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.6
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 820
Added to site: 2005.05.28
mnybks.net#: 10431
Genres: History, Religion
Excerpt

--writes Cardinal Commendoni, an eye-witness--a great many Jews in these provinces, including Lithuania, who are not, as in other places, regarded with disrespect. They do not maintain themselves miserably by base profits; they are landed proprietors, are engaged in business, and even devote themselves to the study of literature and, above all, to medicine and astronomy; they hold almost everywhere the commission of levying customs duties, are classed among the most honest people, wear no outward mark to distinguish them from the Christians, and are permitted to carry swords and walk about with their arms. In a word they have equal rights with the other citizens.

A similar statement is made by Joseph Delmedigo, who spent many years in Livonia and Lithuania as physician to Prince Radziwill.[14]

In his inimitable manner Gibbon describes the fierce struggle the Greek Catholic Church had to wage before she obtained a foothold in Russia, but he neglects to mention the

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password