Apprentice in Budapest

Apprentice in Budapest : Memories of a World That is No More

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This frank autobiography covers the first twenty-two years of the life of Raphael Patai, famous anthropologist and biblical scholar. Patai shares meticulously researched genealogical narratives and historical and sociological observations, mixed freely-and with engaging frankness-with portions of an intensely personal and intimate nature. He paints a critical yet affectionate picture of Hungarian Jewry in the years preceding 1933-a world that is no more

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739102109
  • 9780739102107

About Raphael Patai

Raphael Patai (1910-1996) authored over thirty books and edited many more on Jewish literature, religion, folklore and anthropology, the Arab world, and the modern Middle East. Several of his works have become classics, and for his significant contributions to scholarship Patai was awarded numerous top honors and more

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In addition to being a welcome contribution to autobiographical literature, Apprentice in Budapest is an important primary source for anyone interested in the history and culture of Hungarian Jewry... Patai's detailed description of places and events will be of great value to researchers whose quest for information about twentieth-century Hungarian Jewry is often stymied by the paucity of primary sources. -- Andrew Handler, University of Miamishow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Infancy and Early Childhood Chapter 2 Ancestral Gleanings Chapter 3 My Parents Chapter 4 Early School Years: 1916-1920 Chapter 5 High School Years: 1920-1924 Chapter 6 High School Years: 1924-1928 Chapter 7 Swiss Interlude: 1929 Chapter 8 Freshman at the Seminary and the University: 1929-1930 Chapter 9 A Year in Breslau: 1930-1931 Chapter 10 The Last Two Years in Budapest: 1931-1933 Chapter 11 Budapest Revisited: 1936show more

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