The Jewish Economic Elite: Making Modern Europe (German Jewish Cultures) (Paperback)

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In this rich transnational history, Cornelia Aust traces Jewish Ashkenazi families as they moved across Europe and established new commercial and entrepreneurial networks as they went. Aust balances economic history with elaborate discussions of Jewish marriage patterns, women's economic activity, and intimate family life. Following their travels from Amsterdam to Warsaw, Aust opens a multifaceted window into the lives, relationships, and changing conditions of Jewish economic activity of a new Jewish mercantile elite.

About the Author


Cornelia Aust specializes in the history of Jewish communities in Poland and German speaking lands from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780253032164
ISBN-10: 0253032164
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: German Jewish Cultures