A History Of Habsburg Jews, 1670-1918

Paperback | September 22, 1992

byWilliam O. Mccagg, Jr.

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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.

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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 know...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.01 inPublished:September 22, 1992Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253206499

ISBN - 13:9780253206497

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Table of Contents

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`