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Human Geographies Within the Pale of Settlement

Order and Disorder During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. About This Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert E. Mitchell
      Pages 3-29
  3. Three Geographies of the Pale of Settlement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Robert E. Mitchell
      Pages 33-45
    3. Robert E. Mitchell
      Pages 47-69
  4. Order and Disorder in Everyday Lives

  5. Tracking Responses to Disorder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
  6. New Histories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Robert E. Mitchell
      Pages 229-261
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-284

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. 


Human Geography Urban Studies Built Environment Urban Ecologies Historical Geography Migration Jewish Studies Eastern Europe Imperial Russia Pale of Settlement

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BrooklineUSA

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Human Geographies Within the Pale of Settlement
  • Book Subtitle Order and Disorder During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
  • Authors Robert E. Mitchell
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-99144-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07569-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-99145-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Geography
    Historical Geography
    Urban Studies/Sociology
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