By Robert Nemes
Another Hungary tells the tales of 8 outstanding contributors: an aristocrat, service provider, engineer, instructor, journalist, rabbi, tobacconist, and author. All 8 got here from an analogous woebegone nook of prewar Hungary. Their biographies remove darkness from how the region's citizens made feel of monetary underdevelopment, ethnic range, and kinfolk among Christians and Jews. Taken jointly, their tales create a special photo of the afflicted historical past of japanese Europe, considered no longer from the capital towns, yet from the small cities and villages.
Through those 8 lives, Another Hungary investigates the broader methods that remade japanese Europe within the 19th century. It asks: How did humans make experience of the dramatic adjustments, from the arrival of the railroad to the outbreak of the 1st global battle? How did they reply to the military of political ideologies that marched via this quarter: liberalism, socialism, nationalism, antisemitism, and Zionism? To what volume did humans within the provinces not only react to, yet effect what used to be taking place within the facilities of political energy? This collective biography confirms that nineteenth-century Hungary used to be no earthly paradise. however it additionally indicates that the provinces produced women and men with daring rules on the way to swap their world.
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Another Hungary: The Nineteenth-Century Provinces in Eight Lives (Stanford Studies on Central and Eastern Europe) by Robert Nemes