Studies in the History of the...

The twenty-one studies on the Jews of Old Poland here collected explore many hitherto uncharted aspects of Jewish life and experience in the Polish-Luthuanian Commonwealth.



Studies in the History of the Jews in Old Poland (Scripta Hierosolymitana, XXXVIII)


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Front Matter Half Title Page Title Page Copyright Page Table of Contents PrefaceContent Professor Jacob Goldberg On the Study of Polish-Jewish History: A Speech Delivered on the Occasion of his Being Awarded the Title of DOCTOR HONOR IS CAUSA by The University of Warsaw, January 1993 Money for Household Expenses : Economic Aspects of the Hasidic CourtsZaddikism as a ProfessionThe Meaning of the PidyonThe Cost of the Pidyon and Methods of Amassing a FortuneThe Zaddik's TravelsThe Ma'amadot TaxesConcessions and PrivilegesThe Jews in the Polish Cities in the 16th-18th CenturiesThe Correspondence of Polish Jewsin the Early 18th CenturyAppendixThe Jewish Population of Polish Townsin the Second Half of the 17th CenturyTable 1: Jewish Population in the Towns of the Befe Wojewodztwo, 1630-1676Table 2: Jewish Poll Tax Payers, 1662-1676Table 3: Number of Jews in Some Polish Towns, 1662-1676Table 4: Larger Jewish Communities in Poland, 1662-1676On the Problem of Agency in 18th Century Jewish SocietyOn the Benefits of Tolerance : Mennonites in the Polish Commonwealth —Huguenots in Absolutist PrussiaPatterns of Contacts Between the Catholic Churchand the Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: The Jewish DebtsThe Jewish Question in Polish Public Opinion During the First Two Decades of Stanisfaw August Poniatowski's ReignThe Discussion of Jewish TradeThe Jews and the TownsThe Jews and the Liquor TradeThe Attitude Towards the Jewish PoorThe Encouragement of Agriculture Amongst the JewsThe Question of the Jewish Communal DebtsJudicial and Administrative Authority Over the JewsThe Jews' Legal StatusConclusionConversion as a Problem of Rational ChoiceSm = [G, K, N; PCPE]Jewish Ownership of Land and Agricultural Activity in 16th Century LithuaniaThe Indebtedness of the Lublin Kahal in the 18th CenturyTable 1: Lublin Kahal Creditors 1661-1786Table 2: Loans in zfoty by Decade (for loans with dates and amounts specified)The Agreement Between the Bishop of Ptockand the Jews of Ostrow Mazowieckain 1721Some Implications of Jewish Population Patternsin Pre-partition LithuaniaThe Lithuanian Council and its Tax RecordsPresentation and Analysis of the DataThe Reliability of the Tax Lists as a Source for Demographic DataAnalysis of the DataAppendixPreliminary Comments to the TableTax Assessments of the Lithuanian CommunitiesGeneral Administrative Districts of Pre-partition LithuaniaPre-partition Lithuania Divided into JewishVotum Separatum to Research on the History of the Jews in Pre-partition PolandAnti-Jewish Trials in Old PolandRadziwitf, Rabinowicz, and the Rabbi of Swierz: The Magnates' Attitude to Jewish Regional Autonomy in the 18th Century[II][III]Appendix 1Appendix 2Appendix 3Appendix 4Appendix 5Appendix 6Appendix 7La legislation commerciale regissant les Juifsdes grandes villes royales de Polognesous les regnes de WasaTableau 1: La legislation reglementant le commerce juifdans la Confederation polono-lithuanienneTableau 2: L'origine sociale de la reglementation commerciale regissant les Juifs de la ConfederationTableau 3: La legislation du commerce et des affairesdes Juifs a PoznanTableau 4: L'origine des mesures de droit commercial a PoznanTableau 5: La legislation du commerce et des affaires a KrakowTableau 6: L'origine des mesures de droit commercial a KrakowTableau 7: L'origine du droit commercial a LwowTableau 8: L'origine sociale des mesures legislatives regissantle droit commercial des Juifs de LwowTableau 9: Positivite et nouveaute du droit commercial des Juifsdans les grandes villes royalesTableau 10: L'origine sociale de la legislation commerciale regissantles Juifs des villes royalesThe Double Image of Postmodernism in Historiography[II][III][IV][VI][VII]Early Jewish Settlement in Nowe Miasto KorczynAppendix: Jewish Houses in Nowe Miasto KorczynBack Matter List of Publications by Professor Jacob GoldbergCopyright Page Title Page
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