Cover: The Lord’s Jews: Magnate–Jewish Relations in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Eighteenth Century, from Harvard University PressCover: The Lord’s Jews in PAPERBACK

Harvard Judaic Texts and Studies 7

The Lord’s Jews

Magnate–Jewish Relations in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Eighteenth Century

Currently unavailable

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$18.95 • £15.95 • €17.00

ISBN 9780916458478

Publication Date: 01/01/1992

Short

280 pages

6 x 9 inches

5 maps, 9 tables, 4 line illustrations

Harvard Judaic Texts and Studies

World

In the first in-depth exploration of the relationship between Jews and magnates in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, M. J. Rosman shows the influence of the Jews on economic, social, and political life in the Polish, Ukrainian, and Belorussian territories, and offers new perspectives on their relations with magnates. Rosman focuses on two major questions: What were the principal spheres of interaction between the Jews and the nobility? What was the significance of this interaction for both parties?

By analyzing the Sieniawski-Czartoryski estates the author demonstrates the measure of cooperation that existed between magnates and Jews. Jews guaranteed the viability of important economic institutions and provided commercial services, while magnates furnished an environment for Jews to conduct their religious and commercial activities. Drawing on Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish sources and literature from archives and libraries in Poland, Israel, and the United States, Rosman provides a richly detailed account of the socioeconomic development of early modern Europe’s largest Jewish community.

Recent News

From Our Blog

Photo of Lucia Jacobs as a child sitting next to Oaky

How to Plant a Forest

For this week’s University Press Week Blog Tour, Lucia Jacobs offers us a glimpse of environmental stewardship as seen through the activities of the ubiquitous squirrel, a species native to the Americas, Africa, and Eurasia from the Eocene Epoch onward. Lucia Jacobs is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.