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Prekäre Güter: Hofjuden als Heeres- und Münzlieferanten in der Frühen Neuzeit

Ein Plädoyer für die (Re)Integration einer jüdischen Elite in die Wirtschafts- und Finanzgeschichte

Peter Rauscher
From the journal Aschkenas

Abstract: The economic success of Court Jews during the late 17th and the 18th centuries is one of the major phenomena of early modern Jewish history in Central Europe. After long and controversial debates on the causes of this development and its consequences for Jewish society as well as for the formation of modern economy and state building in Europe, recent studies mostly focus on cultural aspects. This article argues for reintegrating the economy of Court Jews into the broader field of public finance and for rethinking the significance of Jewish merchants and bankers in comparison to other groups of public creditors.

Online erschienen: 2013-12-1
Erschienen im Druck: 2013-12-1

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