The Jews of Europe in the Modern Era: A Socio-historical Outline

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Central European University Press, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 474 pages
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Discusses the socio-historical problem areas related to the presence of Jews in major European societies from the 18th century to our days; differently from most other studies, covers the post-Shoah situation also. The approach is multi-disciplinary, mobilizing resources gained from sociology, demography and political science, based on substantial statistical information. Presents and compares the different patterns of Jewish policies of the emerging nation states and established empires. Discusses education and socio-professional stratification of Jews. Deals with the challenges of emancipation and assimilation, the emergence of Jewish nationalism in various forms, Zionism above all, as well as antisemitic ideologies. The book ends with a scrutiny of post-Shoah situation opposing in this regard Western Europe to the Sovietised East, discussing finally strategies of dissimulation or reconstruction of Jewish identity.
 

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Contents

Demography and Social RcStratification
1
tion
29
Free market propensities and entrepreneurial flair
75
VIII
79
Assimilatory pressure and the influence of cultural
109
The Challenge of Emancipation Jewish Policies
117
Postfeudalistic sources of the Jewish Question
125
Social circumstances of near unconditional emanci
131
Main sociohistorical dimensions of Jewish nationalism
250
Lovers of Zion or practical Zionists
258
nationalism
289
The Road to the Shoah From Christian Anti
299
AntiSemitism as a selfinducing and selffulfilling
309
AntiSemitism as a compensatory mechanism for social
317
AntiSemitism and conflicting political interests
324
AntiSemitism as anticapitalism
330

Denominational components of integration and emanci
137
Enlightened absolutism or historical antecedents
148
Seeds of absolutist emancipation and Jewry in
155
Haskalah and modalities of national assimilation in
165
Identity Constructions and Strategies since
197
Assimilation as an impossible undertaking
205
Religious indifferentism and religious reform
214
Counterassimilation
222
Conversion mixed marriage nationalization of sur
230
dissimulation com
240
Intellectual sources of the ideology ofrootedness
336
Chamberlain the father and high priest of antiSemitic
343
The revival of political antiSemitism in Eastern Europe
351
Austria from von Schonerer and Lueger to the
360
After 1945
387
Eastern Europe
397
a changing
431
Selected Bibliography for Further Reading
455
Biographical Index
465
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