Demographic avant-garde: Jews in Bohemia between the enlightenment and the Soah

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This book elucidates what made the Jews in Bohemia (the historic name for the western part of the Czech lands) forerunners of the demographic transition. It examines demographic data from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century, and looks for what made Bohemian Jews’ data distinct from the trends observed in the gentile community and among Jews elsewhere. The unique demographic behavior started when Jews were still living in segregated ghettos. From the 18th century onwards, Bohemian Jews developed patterns of decreasing mortality and fertility that were not observed among the gentile majority.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDemographic Avant-Garde : Jews in Bohemia Between the Enlightenment and Shoah
Number of pages225
PublisherCentral European University Press
Publication date1. Jan 2013
ISBN (Print)9786155225338
ISBN (Electronic)9786155225451
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2013


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