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Jewish Budapest Menuments, Rites, History

by Geza Komoroczy

  • ISBN: 9789639116375
  • ISBN10: 9639116378

Jewish Budapest Menuments, Rites, History

by Geza Komoroczy

  • List Price: $29.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Central European Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9789639116375
  • ISBN10: 9639116378
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Description: As a painting by Chagall unfolds layer upon layer when viewed carefully, so does this city in Jewish Budapest. Neither a guidebook nor a history in the traditional sense, this book is about the Jewish face of Budapest from medieval times to the present. To get the broadest possible perspective, this book is not only about the Hungarian capital as a Jewish city, but as befits a cosmopolitan metropolis, delves into its myriad elements. There was and is, as Jewish Budapest strikingly reveals, a Roman and a Greek-Catholic Budapest, a Lutheran and a Calvinist Budapest, a German, a Serbian and a Gypsy Budapest. All these are brought into play as backdrop to the main narrative about the history of Jews in Buda, Obuda, and Pest. Past and present Jewish life as an organic part of the life of the Hungarian capital Budapest -- be it memory or living reality.

Richly illustrated with wonderfully evocative literary line drawings and photos, there is a lavish, multicoloured section of artwork that enhances the text. Here is a book at once personal and universal. It is about everyday Jewish life, the humor, the pathos, the human condition, which is the same or very similar anywhere in the Diaspora. Every image and incident, every happening is filtered through the strong sensibilities of the key citizens of the city throughout the past few centuries.

The city is itself the central character of this book. The authors write only about those parts where there is a story to tell: glimpses of Hungarian Jewish history. They talk about places where history is still visible, where it can be located, where its traces still exists, where it can be tasted, savored, and surround us as part of life in Budapesttoday.

Jewish Budapest amasses huge amounts of lore about the city, its monuments and relics, its language and scholarship, its cultural heart, and its intellectual core. Jewish Budapest proceeds according to the chronological sequence of the birth of the Jewish quarters in the city, focusing on patterns of settlement and occupation, and demography, and unfolds finally into a vision of the future of Jewish life in this remarkably vibrant, venerable city.

The book includes a section of detailed comments on the illustrations with an explanation of the abbreviations throughout. Also included is a bibliography, an index of personal names, an index of cities and towns, and an index of Budapest street addresses.

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