The Invisible Jewish Budapest: Metropolitan Culture at the Fin de Siècle (George L. Mosse Series in the History of European Culture, Sexuality, and Ideas) (Paperback)

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Budapest at the fin de siècle was famed and emulated for its cosmopolitan urban culture and nightlife. It was also the second-largest Jewish city in Europe. Mary Gluck delves into the popular culture of Budapest’s coffee houses, music halls, and humor magazines to uncover the enormous influence of assimilated Jews in creating modernist Budapest between 1867 and 1914. She explores the paradox of Budapest in this era: because much of the Jewish population embraced and promoted a secular, metropolitan culture, their influence as Jews was both profound and invisible.

About the Author


Mary Gluck is a professor of history and Judaic studies at Brown University. She is the author of Georg Lukács and His Generation, 1900–1918 and Popular Bohemia: Modernism and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris.

Praise For…


“A profoundly insightful analysis.”—Times Literary Supplement

“This book does not disappoint. On the contrary, Gluck has produced a true tour de force, seamlessly wedding together the most engaging aspects of Hungarian Jewish history, cultural, and urban life.”—Hungarian Studies Review

“In this fascinating, well-documented history of short-lived Jewish Budapest, Mary Gluck presents the questions of modernity and of Jewish identity as the central dynamics of this culture. . . . Both scholarly and entertaining.”—Jewish Currents

“Remarkable historical detective work has brought this book to life. . . . Beautifully written.”—Journal of Modern History

The Invisible Jewish Budapest has a truly bold vision that is expressed in subtle, poignant analyses of the many cultural layers of turn of the century Budapest. . . . [Gluck] has descended into the underbelly of the golden age of Hungarian Jewry, and emerged with a diamond.”—Hungarian Historical Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780299307745
ISBN-10: 0299307743
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: July 30th, 2019
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: George L. Mosse Series in the History of European Culture, Sexuality, and Ideas