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Historical Chassidism

Boteach, Shmuel. Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge: Basic Concepts of Hasidic Thought. Jason Aronson; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 0-876685-57-2.
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Buber, Martin; Fetterman, Bonny V. (ed.) Tales of the Hasidim: Book One: The Early Masters and Book Two: The Later Masters/Two Books in One. Schocken Books; 1961, 1991. Paperback. ISBN 0-805209-95-6.
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Buber, Martin; Friedman, Maurice (trans.). The Legend of the Baal-Shem. Princeton Univ Pr; 1995. Paperback reprint edition. ISBN 0-691043-89-2.
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Finkel, Avraham Yaakov. Contemporary Sages: The Great Chasidic Masters of the Twentieth Century. Jason Aronson; 1994. Hardcover. ISBN 1-568211-55-4.
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Glitzenstein, A. Chanoch; Schochet, J. Immanuel (trans). The Arrest and Liberation of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi: The History of Yud-Teth Kislev. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826604-18-8.
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Kaplan, Aryeh. Chassidic Masters. Moznaim, NY. 1984. [Short biographies and excerpts from works of leading Chassidic rebbes of the 1st and 2nd generation]

Kaplan, Aryeh. The Light Beyond: Adventures in Hassidic Thought. Moznaim Pub Corp; 1981. Hardcover. ISBN 0-940118-33-5. [Collection of Chassidic sayings]
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Mindel, Nissan. Arrest and Liberation of Schneur Zalman of Liadi. Kehot, Brooklyn NY. 195?. [History of 19 of Kislev and mitnaged-Chassidic controversy]

Mindel, Nissan. The Tzemach Tzedek and the Haskalah Movement. Kehot, Brooklyn NY. 195?. [History of the struggle between traditional Judaism and enlightenment in mid-1850's]

Mindel, Nissan. The Great Maggid. Kehot, Brooklyn NY. [Biography of the Maggid of Mezritch, 2nd leader of Chassidism]

Schochet, Elijah Judah; Kranzler, George. The Hasidic Movement and the Gaon of Vilna. Jason Aronson; 1994. Hardcover. ISBN 1-568211-25-2.
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Schneersohn, Joseph Isaac. The 'Tzemach Tzedek' and the Haskala Movement: Ha'Tzemach Tzedek' U'Tenuas Hahaskala. Kehot Publication Society; 1999. Paperback. ISBN 0-826604-19-6.
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Schochet, J. Immanuel. The Great Maggid: The Life and Teachings of Rabbi Dovber of Mezhirech. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826604-14-5.
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Steinsaltz, Adin. The Long Shorter Way Discourses on Chasidic Thought. Jason Aronson; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 1-568211-44-9.
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Wiesel, Elie. Four Hasidic Masters and Their Struggle Against Melancholy. Univ of Notre Dame Pr; 1978. Paperback. ISBN 0-268009-47-3.
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Zevin, Shelomoh Yosef (ed); Kaploun, Uri (ed). A Treasury of Chassidic Tales: On the Festivals (Artscroll Judaica Series). Mesorah Publications Ltd.; 1986. Hardcover. Volume I. ISBN 0-899069-12-6.
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Zevin, Shelomoh Yosef (ed); Kaploun, Uri (ed). A Treasury of Chassidic Tales: On the Torah (Artscroll Judaica Classics). Mesorah Publications Ltd.; 1986. Hardcover. Volume I. ISBN 0-899069-00-2.
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