By Robert Nemes
Another Hungary tells the tales of 8 extraordinary participants: an aristocrat, service provider, engineer, instructor, journalist, rabbi, tobacconist, and author. All 8 got here from an identical woebegone nook of prewar Hungary. Their biographies remove darkness from how the region's citizens made experience of monetary underdevelopment, ethnic range, and family members among Christians and Jews. Taken jointly, their tales create a special photo of the stricken heritage of jap 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 feel of the dramatic adjustments, from the appearance of the railroad to the outbreak of the 1st international conflict? 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 impression what was once taking place within the facilities of political strength? 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 rules on how you can switch their world.
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