Journals Higher Education

$125.00

Hardcover

22 February 2001

272 Pages | 3 maps & 11 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195134650


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Reconstructing a National Identity

The Jews of Habsburg Austria during World War I

Marsha L. Rozenblit

Studies in Jewish History

This book explores the impact of war and political crisis on the national identity of Jews, both in the multinational Habsburg monarchy and in the new nation-states that replaced it at the end of World War I. Jews enthusiastically supported the Austrian war effort because it allowed them to assert their Austrian loyalties and Jewish solidarity at the same time. They faced a grave crisis of identity when the multinational state collapsed and they lived in nation-states mostly uncomfortable with ethnic minorities. This book raises important questions about Jewish identity and about the nature of ethnic and national identity in general.

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