Introduction : rethinking the rhythms of emancipation and enlightenment -- Ch. 1. Eighteenth century pastorale : the allures and uncertainties of the Hungarian frontier -- Ch. 2. Crown, town, magnate, and Jew : corporate politics in Borsod County -- Ch. 3. The Hevra Kadisha and the rise of the family syndicate -- Ch. 4. Jews in the time of cholera : the epidemic of 1831 and its aftermath -- Ch. 5. The Kehilla and the business of religion -- Ch. 6. Educational reform and religious identity -- Ch. 7. Szechenyi's soup at Szemere's table : Miskolc Jewry and the era of reform, 1836-1848 -- Ch. 8. Revolution by proxy : Jews in the Hinterland -- Ch. 9. Coming of age, 1851-1878 -- Conclusion : 1878 and beyond : two chambers of one heart -- App. "Words of peace and truth" : a call for unity / Moses Hzekiel Fischmsinn.