Michael Stanislawski

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Michael F. Stanislawski (born 1952) is the Nathan J. Miller Professor of Jewish History at Columbia University. He obtained his B.A. (1973), M.A. (1975) Ph.D. (1979) from Harvard University,[1] and has been at Columbia since 1980. His dissertation, Tsar Nicholas I and the Jews: The Transformation of Jewish Society in Russia, 1825-1855, was later published in 1983. Other notable books by Stanislawski include Zionism and the Fin de Siècle: Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism from Nordau to Jabotinsky (2001), For Whom Do I Toil?: Judah Leib Gordon and the Crisis of Russian Jewry (1988), Autobiographical Jews (2004), and, most recently, A Murder in Lemberg (2007), which chronicles the murder of a reformist rabbi by an Orthodox Jew in the Ukrainian city of Lemberg (now Lviv). Stanislawski is credited as being a key intellectual in the transformation of Jewish historiography that has "embedded the narrative about the Jews in the context of Enlightenment thought, national politics, and the treatment of minorities generally."[2]


  1. ^ "Faculty Bio: Michael Stanislawski". Columbia University Department of History. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  2. ^ Hyman, P: "Recent Trends in European Jewish Historiography," The Journal of Modern History 77 (2005): 345-356