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Between Western and Eastern Europe

Between Western and Eastern Europe

Dr. Judith Kalik

The perceptions of Jews and Judaism that emerged during this time period in Western Europe evolved in a world devoid of a major Jewish population.

How were the Jews treated and perceived in the area in which they were mainly concentrated at the time – Eastern Europe?

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  • Hundert, Gershon David, Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century: A Genealogy of Modernity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004).‏

  • Kalik, Judith, “Attitudes towards the Jews and Catholic identity in eighteenth-century Poland,” in Maria Craciun, Ovidiu Ghitta and Graeme Murdock, eds., Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002), pp. 181 – 193.

  • Kalik, Judith, Scepter of Judah: The Jewish Autonomy in the Eighteenth-century Crown Poland (Leiden: Brill, 2009).

  • Rosman, Murray Jay, The Lords’ Jews: Magnate-Jewish Relations in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge, M.A.: Harvard University Press, 1990).

  • Teller, Adam, Money, Power, and Influence in Eighteenth-Century Lithuania : the Jews on the Radziwill Estates (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2016).

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