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Scepter of Judah [electronic resource] : the Jewish autonomy in the eighteenth-century Crown Poland /
by Judith Kalik.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
xi, 404 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
9004166017 (hard cover : alk. paper), 9789004166011 (hard cover : alk. paper)
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
9004166017 (hard cover : alk. paper)
9789004166011 (hard cover : alk. paper)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
The development of Jewish autonomy -- The structure of Jewish autonomy -- Jewish demography and geography -- The administrative structure of the urban Jewish population -- The administrative structure of the rural Jewish population -- The "leaseholders' belt" -- Jewish political leadership -- A case study: the Jewish subjects of Kazimierz Granowski, Voivode of Rawa.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-382) and indexes.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Judith Kalik, Ph.D. (1998) in History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has published extensively on the Jewish history in the early modern age in Eastern Europe, including The Polish Nobility and the Jews in the Dietine Legislation of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (in Hebrew, Magnes Press, 1997).
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Description for Reader
All those interested in Jewish history, Polish and Ukrainian history, as well as the economic history, demography, and the history of pre-modern autonomous institutions.
Main Description
Polish-Lithuanian Jewry was the center of the early modern Jewish world, and the most outstanding symbol of its glory was the famous Jewish autonomy. In spite of the considerable attention that scholars have paid to the Council of the Four Lands, surprisingly little information was available from the Jewish autonomous institutions in the Polish-Lituanian Commonwealth. This changed, however, with the discovery of the complete corpus of Jewish poll-tax lists from 1717-1764. The present book is based upon the analysis of these new sources which supply a diachronic dimension, about half a century in duration, to systematic data about the Jewish population in Poland. It provides the full statistical information in the form of tables and is supplemented with a series of maps.
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Development of Jewish Autonomyp. 9
The Structure of Jewish Autonomyp. 23
Jewish Demography and Geographyp. 39
The Administrative Structure of the Urban Jewish Populationp. 49
The Administrative Structure of the Rural Jewish Populationp. 77
The "Leaseholders' Belt"p. 97
Jewish Political Leadershipp. 109
A Case Study: The Jewish Subjects of Kazimierz Granowski, Voivode of Rawap. 137
Conclusionsp. 147
Tables to Chapter Twop. 153
Maps to Chapter Twop. 357
Abbreviationsp. 375
Bibliographyp. 377
Indexp. 383
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