Raphael Patai (1911-1996) was a prominent cultural anthropologist, historian, and biblical scholar of international reputation. He was the author of more than three dozen books on Jewish and Arab culture, history, politics, psychology, and folklore.
In The Jews of Hungary, Professor Patai creates a pioneering, panoramic view of the multidimensional history of his subject from Roman times to the present. His frank yet compassionate narrative will be greatly appreciated by scholars for whom this carefully prepared vast work will become an indispensable source of information as well as a valuable psychological perspective on Hungarian Jewry. In addition, Jews of Hungarian provenance will have a unique and pleasurable opportunity to have an eminently qualified guide to lead them on a journey into the realm of past learning and personal experience.--Andrew Handler "University of Miami "