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By Hillel J. Kieval

With a willing eye for revealing info, Hillel J. Kieval examines the contours and distinct gains of Jewish adventure within the lands of Bohemia and Moravia (the present-day Czech Republic), from the past due eighteenth to the past due 20th century. within the Czech lands, Kieval writes, Jews have felt the necessity consistently to outline and articulate the character of team id, cultural loyalty, reminiscence, and social cohesiveness, and the interval of "modernizing" absolutism, which begun in 1780, introduced alterations of huge importance. From that point ahead, new relationships with Gentile society and with the tradition of the kingdom blurred the normal outlines of group and person identification. Kieval navigates skillfully between histories and myths in addition to demography, biography, tradition, and politics, illuminating the maze of allegiances and alliances that experience molded the Jewish adventure in the course of those 2 hundred years.

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