“This Crown came down to us from Heaven, God sent it to you through us” Neolog Jewish discourse traditions on the coronation of Charles IV

Glässer, Norbert: “This Crown came down to us from Heaven, God sent it to you through us” Neolog Jewish discourse traditions on the coronation of Charles IV. In: Religion, culture, society, (4). pp. 9-29. (2017)

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Abstract

The last coronation in the Kingdom of Hungary took place in the social reality of the Great War. The event was documented with modern means, it was interpreted by numerous opinion-setting groups through the press and also recorded in works of art and easily reproduced popular souvenir objects. The life-worlds of the Monarchy experienced on a denominational basis fundamentally determined the experiences, possibilities for action, interpretations, discourse tradition and perspectives of their members. The study examines how the Jewish confession in Hungary adapted and interpreted a rite symbolizing statehood that was performed within the frames of the Roman Catholic confession, as part of the coronation mass. Although veneration of the crowned ruler had been present in Judaism, the succession to the throne in 1916 created a new situation for the Jews who had been raised to the rank of recognised denomination under the previous ruler and who had become equal subjects of the Kingdom of Hungary. The Neolog rabbis presented the events of their time through religious tradition and community memory. Charles IV – like the deceased Francis Joseph – acquired the image of biblical kings, that conveyed the hopes the denomination placed in him as subjects, as well as the role that had been played by Francis Joseph. The figure of Charles IV represented a span of historical development in which the Jews acquired civil rights and became part of the nation.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Religion, culture, society
Date: 2017
Volume: 4
ISSN: 1416-7972
Page Range: pp. 9-29
Language: Angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Koronázás - Magyarország - 1ö16 - IV. Károly király - zsidó közvélemény szemében
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben, és p.: 25-27., Képekkel ill.
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology > 06.01.01. History
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology > 06.01.01. History > 06.01.01.07. Modern and contemporary history
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion > 06.03.04. Religious studies
Date Deposited: 2020. May. 12. 08:16
Last Modified: 2020. May. 12. 08:21
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/67000

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