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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900$
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Antony Polonsky and Antony Polonsky

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774716

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.001.0001

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Jakub Becal: King Jan III Sobieski’s Jewish Factor

Jakub Becal: King Jan III Sobieski’s Jewish Factor

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(p.249) Jakub Becal: King Jan III Sobieski’s Jewish Factor
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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15
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Adam Kaźmierczyk

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0018

This chapter turns to King Jan III Sobieski’s factor Jakub Bezalel — known from the sources mainly as Becal (Becall). Becal was one of these elevated court Jews. He was exceptional in that he was one of the few Jews whose biography appeared in the Polski słownik biograficzny. He is also mentioned in the works of Polish historians, most often in the context of the Grodno Sejm of 1692–1693, during which he was accused of blasphemy. In the works of Jewish historians he is represented as a member of a persecuted group who, in unfavourable circumstances, managed to attain high positions through their personal merits and talents.

Keywords:   Jakub Bezalel, Becal, Becall, Jan III Sobieski, Jewish historians, court Jews

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