The Life and Legacy of Baroness Betty de Rothschild by Laura S. SchorThe Life and Legacy of Baroness Betty de Rothschild by Laura S. Schor

The Life and Legacy of Baroness Betty de Rothschild

byLaura S. Schor

Hardcover | March 2, 2006

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Betty Rothschild grew up in Frankfurt nurtured in Jewish tradition and tutored in French, music, and drawing. At nineteen, she married her uncle James and moved to Paris where she presided over a salon famous for its opulence and the brilliance of its guests. Betty was a friend of Queen Marie-Amelie, the pupil of Chopin, and was painted by Ingres. She prepared her five children to assume leading roles in French society while simultaneously serving the Jewish community. She devoted her vast energy to philanthropic activities with a particular emphasis on the needs of young Jewish women.
The Author: Laura S. Schor is a recognized scholar in modern French history. She has written books about women silk workers in Lyon, about the best-selling schoolbooks of Zulma Carraud, and about the struggle for women’s rights and workers’ rights in the life of Flora Tristan. She has also curated an exhibit and written a catalogue abo...
Title:The Life and Legacy of Baroness Betty de RothschildFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.06 × 6.3 × 0.98 inPublished:March 2, 2006Publisher:Peter Lang Inc., International Academic PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820478857

ISBN - 13:9780820478852


Editorial Reviews

«In this fascinating and far-reaching biography of Baroness Betty de Rothschild, Laura S. Schor went beyond the bejeweled image of a wealthy aristocrat celebrated by Ingres and discovered a political woman bent on reconciling Jewish life with the modern world, and a philanthropist determined to educate both boys and girls for a fulfilling existence in contemporary France.» (Anka Muhlstein, Author of ‘Baron James: The Rise of the French Rothschilds’ and Prix Goncourt Recipient for her 1996 Biography ‘A Taste for Freedom: The Life of Astophe de Custine’)