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Women of Prague

Ethnic Diversity and Social Change from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Wilma A. Iggers

400 pages, 70 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-008-3 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (October 1995)

ISBN  978-1-57181-009-0 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (October 1995)

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Reviews

"The richness of the material and its skillful assembly make this a very readable volume ... revealing a wonderful range of perspective, from personal, intimate reflections to timely comments on the politics and society of both Prague and the Czech Republic of the era under study."   · Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe

"Wilma Iggers offers English-reading audiences fascinating new perspectives ... in a sensitive introduction to the city's modern experience and translated sections from the writings of twelve women ... This volume is particularly welcome since the work of most of these writers has not been readily available in English before."   · Gary B. Cohen, University of Oklahoma

Description

For many centuries Prague has exerted a particular fascination because of its beauty and therichness of its culture and history. Its famous group of German and Czech writers of mostly Jewish extraction in the earlier part of this century has deeply influenced Western culture.However, little attention has so far been paid to the roles of women in the history of thisethnically diverse area in around Prague. Based on largely autobiographical writings and letters by women and enhanced by extensive historical introduction, this book redresses a serious imbalance. The vivid and often moving portraits, which emerge from the varied material used bythe author, offer fascinating and new insights into the social and cultural history of this region.

Wilma Abeles Iggers, born and raised in Czechoslovakia, has taught a number of foreign languages in the United States. Her publications include a book on Karl Kraus (1967) and on Bohemian Jews (1993). She is Professor Emerita at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.

Subject: Gender Studies General Cultural Studies 18th/19th Century History
Area: Central/Eastern Europe



Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová
Chapter 2. Bozena Nemcová
Chapter 3. Josefa NáprstováOssip Schubin
Chapter 4. Betta Fanta
Chapter 5. Hermine Hanel
Chapter 6. Gisa Picková-Saudková
Chapter 7. Grete Fischer
Chapter 8. Milena Jesenská
Chapter 9. Milada Horáková
Chapter 10. Ruth Klinger
Chapter 11. Jirina Siklová

Bibliography
Index

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