By Hillel J. Kieval

ISBN-10: 0520214102

ISBN-13: 9780520214101

With a prepared eye for revealing information, Hillel J. Kieval examines the contours and special positive aspects of Jewish adventure within the lands of Bohemia and Moravia (the present-day Czech Republic), from the past due eighteenth to the overdue 20th century. within the Czech lands, Kieval writes, Jews have felt the necessity continually to outline and articulate the character of team identification, cultural loyalty, reminiscence, and social cohesiveness, and the interval of "modernizing" absolutism, which all started in 1780, introduced adjustments of huge value. From that point ahead, new relationships with Gentile society and with the tradition of the country blurred the normal outlines of neighborhood and person identification. Kieval navigates skillfully between histories and myths in addition to demography, biography, tradition, and politics, illuminating the maze of allegiances and alliances that experience molded the Jewish event in the course of those 2 hundred years.

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