By E. H. Gombrich
E. H. Gombrich's Little historical past of the area, notwithstanding written in 1935, has develop into one of many treasures of ancient writing given that its first booklet in English in 2005. The Yale version by myself has now bought over part one million copies, and the e-book is out there all over the world in nearly thirty languages.
Gombrich used to be after all the best-known artwork historian of his time, and his textual content indicates illustrations on each web page. This illustrated variation of the Little background brings jointly the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the pictures that could good were in his mind's eye as he wrote the booklet. the 2 hundred illustrations—most of them in complete color—are now not uncomplicated gildings, even though they're appealing. They emerge from the textual content, enhance the author's goal, and deepen the excitement of analyzing this amazing work.
For this version the textual content is reset in a spacious structure, flowing round illustrations that variety from work to line drawings, trademarks, motifs, and emblems. The ebook accommodates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a brand new index.
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38 THE JEWS IN RUSSIA AND POLAND Nor did the Jewish people manage to get a hearing. Stunned by the uninterrupted succession of blows and moved by the spirit of martyrdom, Russian Jewry kept its peace during those dismal years. Yet, when the news of an impending general regulation of the Jewish legal status began to leak out, a section of Russian Jewry became astir. For to anticipate a blow is more excruciating than to receive one, and it was quite natural that an attempt should be made to stay the hand which was lifted to strike.
1 Op. cit. p. ] [ 2 The Polish name for agent. See vol. I, p. 170, n. ] [ 3 Quoted from Lilienthals own account in Die Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums, 1842, No. 41, p. ] 56 THE JEWS IN RUSSIA AND POLAND On June 22, 1842, an imperial rescript was issued, placing all Jewish schools, including the heders and yeshibahs, under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Instruction. Simultaneously it was announced that the Government had summoned a Commission of four Rabbis to meet in St. Petersburg for the purpose of “supporting the efforts of the Government” in the realization of the school-reform.
By a new ukase issued in 1830 the Jews were expelled from the villages and hamlets of the government of Kiev. Thus were human beings hurled about from village to town, THE MILITARY DESPOTISM OP NICHOLAS I. 33 from city to city, from province to province, with no more concern than might be displayed in the transportation of cattle. 1 Fearing lest the persecuted Jews might be driven into the arms of the Poles, the Government decided on a strategic retreat. In February, 1831, in consequence of the representations of the local military commander, who urged the Government “to take into consideration the present political circumstances, in which they (the Jews) may occasionally prove useful,” the final expulsion of the Jews from Kiev was postponed for three years.
A Little History of the World (Illustrated Edition) by E. H. Gombrich