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The Plunder: The 1898 Anti-Jewish Riots in Habsburg Galicia

Daniel Unowsky


This book examines the 1898 anti-Jewish riots in western and central Galicia, the Habsburg province acquired in the eighteenth century partitions of Poland and now divided between Poland and Ukraine. This volume explores how Jewish-Catholic relations functioned; how antisemitic tropes and writings gained traction at local levels even in regions with high rates of illiteracy; how the Habsburg state provided or attempted to provide stability and law and order to its far-flung provinces in the decades before World War I. At the center of interest are the choices made and actions taken on the grou ... More

Keywords: Habsburg, Jews, antisemitism, Poland, peasant, Catholicism, violence, riot, Galicia, trials

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780804799829
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804799829.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Unowsky, author
University of Memphis