Human Geographies Within the Pale of Settlement

Order and Disorder During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Authors: Mitchell, Robert E

  • Is organized around the theme of what gave order to life within the Pale and also how forces of disorder can be quantified and tracked
  • Introduces readers to a feature seldom covered in history books: the physical geography of the Pale and how that geography influenced life there
  • Explores the limited information on urban ecology within the Pale
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About this book

This study suggests how traditional language-rich narrative histories of the Pale of Settlement can benefit from drawing on the large vocabularies, questions, theories and analytical methods of human geography, economics and the social sciences for an understanding of how Jewish communities responded to multiple disruptions during the nineteenth century. Moving from the ecological level of systems of settlements and variations among individual ones down to the immediate built environment, the book explores how both physical and human space influenced responses to everyday lives and emigration to America. 

About the authors

Before his US Foreign Service career, Robert E. Mitchell directed social science research centers and was a professor of urban and regional planning. In addition to his two recent books on the history of economic thought, he published articles on a wide range of development-related topics.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Orientation, Overview, and Omissions

    Mitchell, Robert E.

    Pages 3-29

  • The Physical Geography of the Pale

    Mitchell, Robert E.

    Pages 33-45

  • The Human Geography of the Pale

    Mitchell, Robert E.

    Pages 47-69

  • Individual Settlements Are Members of Larger Settlement Systems

    Mitchell, Robert E.

    Pages 71-91

  • Ordered Life in Individual Shtetlach, Towns and Cities

    Mitchell, Robert E.

    Pages 95-148

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-99145-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99144-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Geographies Within the Pale of Settlement
Book Subtitle
Order and Disorder During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99145-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99145-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99144-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 284
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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