The Jews of Vienna in the Age of Franz Joseph.

Depicts and evaluates the "golden age" of Viennese Jewry during the long reign of Emperor Franz Joseph. Based on research, it provides new insights into the factors that favoured the ascent of Viennese Jewry as well as the antisemitic movements that accompanied its rise.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Wistrich, Robert S.
Format: eBook
Published: Cary : Liverpool University Press, 1989.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • I. The Community
  • 1. From Ghetto to Revolution
  • 2. Migration to the Kaiserstadt
  • 3. Philanthropy, Politics, and the Ostjuden
  • 4. Three Viennese Preachers
  • 5. Liberalism, Deutschtum, and Assimilation
  • 6. Parvenus, Patriots, and Protected Jews
  • II. Self-Defence Against Anti-Semitism
  • 7. The New Austrian Anti-Semitism
  • 8. Adolf Jellinek and the Liberal Response
  • 9. Joseph Bloch: Rabbi, Parliamentarian, and Publicist
  • 10. The Austrian Israelite Union
  • III. The Rise of Zionism
  • 11. Kadimah and Jewish Student Nationalism
  • 12. The Metamorphoses of Nathan Birnbaum
  • 13. Theodor Herzl: The Making of a Political Messiah
  • 14. Zionism and its Jewish Critics
  • IV. Culture and Identity
  • 15. Prophets of Doom: Karl Kraus and Otto Weininger
  • 16. The Jewish Identity of Sigmund Freud
  • 17. Arthur Schnitzler's Road to the Open
  • 18. Imperial Swan-Song: From Stefan Zweig to Joseph Roth
  • Select Bibliography
  • Glossary of Terms not explained in the text
  • Index.