This interdisciplinary series publishes innovative work on the history, sociology, anthropology, literature, culture, and politics of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe-- particularly the territories that once belonged to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian Empire, and the Soviet Union--were the largest and, arguably, the most influential Jewish communities in the world. It was there that the Jewish revivalist movement of Hasidism emerged, modern Jewish literatures in Yiddish and Hebrew--as well as Russian and Polish--were born, and modern Jewish politics originated. As members of ethnically diverse borderland communities, Jews were also often victims of violence and local and official animosity. The Jews in Eastern Europe series will explore all these dimensions of the Jewish experience through rigorous, cutting-edge and accessible scholarship.