By Robert Nemes
Another Hungary tells the tales of 8 amazing contributors: an aristocrat, service provider, engineer, instructor, journalist, rabbi, tobacconist, and author. All 8 got here from a similar woebegone nook of prewar Hungary. Their biographies light up how the region's citizens made experience of financial underdevelopment, ethnic variety, and kinfolk among Christians and Jews. Taken jointly, their tales create a special photograph of the bothered historical past of japanese Europe, seen 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 feel of the dramatic adjustments, from the appearance of the railroad to the outbreak of the 1st global struggle? How did they reply to the military of political ideologies that marched via this area: liberalism, socialism, nationalism, antisemitism, and Zionism? To what quantity 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 was once no earthly paradise. however it additionally exhibits that the provinces produced women and men with daring principles on tips on how 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