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European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550–1750

Jonathan I. Israel


This is the first survey history of Jewish life and culture in early modern Europe to concentrate on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a radically new phase in Jewish history. The book argues that the rapidly expanding Jewish role in political and economic spheres in much of Europe from the 1570s was the first fundamental emancipation of European Jewry.

Keywords: Wolfson Award, Jewish life, Jewish culture, early modern Europe, Jewish history, Jewish emancipation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1985 Print ISBN-13: 9780198219286
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan I. Israel, author
University College London