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European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550-1750


This survey history of Jewish life and culture in early modern Europe is the first to focus on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a radically new phase in Jewish history. The book lays particular emphasis on the reversal of trends in western and central Europe in the late sixteenth century, which was followed by a rapid increase in Jewish numbers and activity, and far-reaching reorganization of Jewish society and institutions. A major consequence of these changes was a much expanded and more varied Jewish role in ...

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European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550-1750
1997, Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781874774426

3rd edition

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