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The “Jewish Question” and Higher Education in Central Europe, 1880-1945

Edited by Michael L. Miller and Judith Szapor

426 pages, 4 tables, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-527-0 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (May 2024)

eISBN 978-1-80539-528-7 eBook


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In 1920, the Hungarian parliament introduced a Jewish quota for university admissions, making Hungary the first country in Europe to pass antisemitic legislation following World War I. Quotas explores the ideologies and practices of quota regimes and the ways quotas have been justified, implemented, challenged, and remembered from the late nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth century. In particular, the volume focuses on Central and Eastern Europe, with chapters covering the origins of quotas, the moral, legal, and political arguments developed by their supporters and opponents, and the social and personal impact of these attempts to limit access to higher education.

Michael L. Miller is head of the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University in Vienna, Austria. He is the author of Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation (2011) and other works on Habsburg and Habsburg-Jewish history. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled “Manovill: A Tale of Two Hungarys.”

Judith Szapor is associate professor in the Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her latest monograph, Hungarian Women’s Activism in the Wake of the First World War: From Rights to Revanche was published in 2018. In her current project, she explores the intended and unintended impact of the numerus clausus on Hungarian Jewish women and families.

Subject: Jewish StudiesHistory: 20th Century to PresentHistory: 18th/19th Century
Area: Central/Eastern Europe


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