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A History of Habsburg Jews, 1670-1918 : The Modern Jewish Experience - William O. McCagg

A History of Habsburg Jews, 1670-1918

The Modern Jewish Experience

Paperback Published: 22nd September 1992
ISBN: 9780253206497
Number Of Pages: 306

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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 & Society

"William 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 Books

Drawing 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.

"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 & Society "William 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 Books

Preface 1. Introduction Part I: Choosing a Road, 1670-1800 2. The First Decisions; 3. 'Self' Denial Begins Part II: The Great Bourgeois Experiment, 1800-1850 4. Vienna's Bourgeoisie; 5. Bohemian Breakthrough; 6. A Judeophile Revolution Part III: Facing the Challenge, 1850-1875 7. Galician Deadlock; 8. Hungarian Success; 9. Vienna Confused Part IV: The Catastrophes, 1875-1918 10. Imperialism and Anti-Semitism: Trieste, the Bukowina, Bohemia; 11. The Crisis: Galicia, Hungary, Vienne; 12. The Collapse: Habsburg Jewry, Class by Class; 13. Conclusions Appendix: The Jewish Population of Vienna, 1780-1918; Abbreviations used in notes and bibliography; Bibliography; Index'

ISBN: 9780253206497
ISBN-10: 0253206499
Series: The Modern Jewish Experience
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 22nd September 1992
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Type: New edition