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European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Jonathan I. Israel


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 European civilization as a whole. The first edition of this book was the ... More

Keywords: Jewish life, Jewish culture, early modern Europe, Jewish society, European civilization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774426
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan I. Israel, author