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By Robert S. Wistrich

“Robert Wistrich’s exemplary scholarly research of the Viennese Jewish neighborhood within the nineteenth century is the 1st well-written, trustworthy examine of its kind... provides based images of the an important Jewish figures of the hot Viennese politics on the flip of the century... focus[es] at the inner background of the hugely different Jewish community... [Wistrich] analyzes successfully the genesis of Herzl’s Zionism from in the Viennese context. even if his sympathies for Zionism are transparent, he's respectful of Jewish critics of Zionism. what's fresh in his narrative is the absence of retrospective severe moralizing approximately assimilation and the extraordinary participation of Jews in German tradition. Assimilated Jewish aristocrats and intellectuals, even Jews who switched over to Christianity, are offered with as a lot evenhandedness as these Viennese Jewish nationalists and traditionalist theologians whose distrust of assimilation and acculturation as trustworthy defenses opposed to prejudice turns out to were vindicated via the Holocaust.

The Jews of Vienna within the Age of Franz Joseph isn't really in basic terms a descriptive historical past of Viennese Jewry. It vindicates the centrality of Jewishness and anti-Semitism as dynamic and altering forces within the evolution of 19th-century Austro-German politics and culture... Mr. Wistrich’s poignant narrative reminds us that the fight for civic equality, social popularity and fiscal protection via the Jews of 19th-century Vienna resulted, between different issues, in a gentle circulate of numerous and unforgettable contributions to paintings, technological know-how and culture... no matter if the hopes implicit within the political and social fight of the Jews of Vienna earlier than 1914 have been dashed ultimately by way of the violence of Nazism, Mr. Wistrich’s publication is a relocating reminder of what excessive hopes they were.” — Leon Botstein, the hot York occasions ebook Review

“The excellence of his booklet lies... within the prime quality of scholarship, the sensitivity to nuance, the need to map the whole Jewish reaction to the problem of the empire in all its complexity.” — Michael Ignatieff, long island evaluation of Books

“Will be the normal paintings for your time to come... eminently readable.” — Peter Pulzer, London assessment of Books

“[A] huge e-book to be able to be indispensible for a very long time to come.” — Ritchie Robertson, German History

“Wistrich attracts the entire strands of this complicated tale very basically together... generally conceived, his ebook has a compelling dramatic curiosity and is bound to stay a typical advisor to its topic for an extended time.” — Roger Morgan, occasions Literary Supplement

“A paradigm of excellent Jewish historic writing and analysis... Wistrich builds his paintings via exhaustively treating the real tendencies and figures which Viennese Jewry produced.” — Sharon Fleisher, Jerusalem Post

“... a veritable summa of the non secular, cultural, and political background during which the Viennese Jews have been the most brokers of switch throughout the decline of the Habsburg monarchy.” — Victor Karady, Liber

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