A History of Habsburg Jews, 1670-1918 (The Modern Jewish Experience)
By: William O. McCagg (author)Paperback
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William McCagg has done a great service for scholarship-and for Habsburg scholarship in particular-through his book. Scholars are in his debt." -History of European Ideas... strongly recommended to those interested in either Jewish or Habsburg history." -American Historical Review... McCagg tells a fascinating story with expert knowledge, with the sure eye and sound judgment of the experienced historian... " -Midstream... exceptionally fine research and the time frame of the study which make it quite remarkable and original." -German Politics & SocietyWilliam McCagg brings out the extent to which Jews were divided not only as Jews, but also as citizens of Austro-Hungary... McCagg writes perceptively of Kafka's predicament as a German-speaking Jew in Prague, living through the Czech nationalist revival... " -New York Review of BooksDrawing on a wide variety of European sources, McCagg has produced the first history of this important but often forgotten community to be written since the nineteenth century.
Preface1. IntroductionPart I: Choosing a Road, 1670-18002. The First Decisions3. "Self" Denial BeginsPart II: The Great Bourgeois Experiment, 1800-18504. Vienna's Bourgeoisie5. Bohemian Breakthrough6. A Judeophile RevolutionPart III: Facing the Challenge, 1850-18757. Galician Deadlock8. Hungarian Success9. Vienna ConfusedPart IV: The Catastrophes, 1875-191810. Imperialism and Anti-Semitism: Trieste, the Bukowina, Bohemia11. The Crisis: Galicia, Hungary, Vienne12. The Collapse: Habsburg Jewry, Class by Class13. ConclusionsAppendix: The Jewish Population of Vienna, 1780-1918Abbreviations used in notes and bibliographyBibliographyIndex`
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