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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.
Aust's meticulous research will hopefully lead not only to further developments in economic history along the lines she has laid down, but to deeper thinking across religious studies, among historians, ethicists, theologians, and anthropologists or sociologists of religion.
AcknowledgmentsNote on Spelling, Transcription, and TranslationIntroduction1. Amsterdam: A Center of Credit2. Frankfurt an der Oder: Central European Middlemen3. Border Lands: Legal Restrictions, Army Supplying, and Economic Success4. Praga: A Stepping Stone5. Warsaw: The Rise of a Jewish Economic EliteConclusionAbbreviationsBibliographyIndex
ISBN: 9780253032164 ISBN-10: 0253032164 Series: German Jewish Cultures Audience:
Number Of Pages: 272 Published: 27th February 2018 Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.34