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The Lord’s Jews

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

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$18.95 • £15.95 • €17.00

ISBN 9780916458478

Publication Date: 01/01/1992


280 pages

6 x 9 inches

5 maps, 9 tables, 4 line illustrations

Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute


  • Preface
  • List of Maps, Tables, and Figures
  • Geographic Names
  • 1. Poland and the Magnates
    • A. The Magnates
    • B. The Latifundium
  • 2. The Sieniawskis and Czartoryskis and their Latifundium
    • A. The Owners
    • B. The Owner’s Task
    • C. Latifundium Income
  • 3. The Jews as Latifundium Residents
    • A. Background: Jews in Poland
    • B. The Jews in the Towns
    • C. Economic and Occupational Structure
    • D. Rights and Obligations
    • E. Conclusion
  • 4. The Jews, the Magnates, and Commerce
    • A. Noble and Magnate Support
    • B. Magnate Motives
    • C. The Sptaw
    • D. The Jewish Freighters
    • E. Conclusion
  • 5. The Jews as Latifundium Arrendators
    • A. Arenda vs. Dzierzawa
    • B. Rights Available for Lease
    • C. Choosing an Arrendator
    • D. The Payment Order System
    • E. The Arrendator’s Position
    • F. Arrendator–Magnate Relations
    • G. Conclusion
  • 6. The Jews in the Latifundium Administration
    • A. Dr. Mojzesz Fortis
    • B. Yisrael Rubinowicz—General Manager
    • C. Rubinowicz’s Wealth, Status, and Power
    • D. Fortis, Rubinowicz, and Polish Culture
    • E. The Perils of Prominence
    • F. Conclusion
  • 7. The Magnates and the Jewish Community
    • A. Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. The Jewish Population in the Czartoryski Territories ca. 1766
  • Appendix 2. Currency in Poland in the Early Eighteenth Century
  • Glossary
  • Abbreviations
  • Archival Sources
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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