The Jewish Economic Elite

Making Modern Europe

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Cornelia Aust
German Jewish Cultures
  • Bloomington, IN: 
    Indiana University Press
    , February
     2018.
     272 pages.
     $30.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780253032164.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Samuel Brody forthcoming.

Description

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 economic activity of a new Jewish mercantile elite.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

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.

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