By Robert Nemes
Another Hungary tells the tales of 8 striking members: an aristocrat, service provider, engineer, instructor, journalist, rabbi, tobacconist, and author. All 8 got here from an analogous woebegone nook of prewar Hungary. Their biographies light up how the region's citizens made experience of monetary underdevelopment, ethnic variety, and family members among Christians and Jews. Taken jointly, their tales create a distinct photograph of the afflicted historical past 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 jap Europe within the 19th century. It asks: How did humans make experience of the dramatic alterations, from the appearance of the railroad to the outbreak of the 1st international warfare? How did they reply to the military of political ideologies that marched via this sector: liberalism, socialism, nationalism, antisemitism, and Zionism? To what quantity did humans within the provinces not only react to, yet impression what used to be occurring within the facilities of political energy? This collective biography confirms that nineteenth-century Hungary used to be no earthly paradise. however it additionally indicates that the provinces produced women and men with daring rules on the best way to swap their world.
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