Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der Juden
[Aschkenas: A Journal of Jewish History and Culture]
Ed. by Horch, Hans Otto / Jütte, Robert / Rürup, Miriam / Wenninger, Markus J.
Weekly markets and cattle markets, as well as local and international fairs, were important places of encounter for Jews and Christians in the early modern period. Weekly grocery markets in particular have drawn only little attention in terms of being »Jewish spaces«, but Jewish men and women were an integral part of them just like Christian men and women were. As both customers and vendors, Jews shaped the customs, times, supply and kinds of offered groceries at these markets. The weekly grocery market of Frankfurt am Main can serve as an example for examining the social interactions as well as the spatial dynamics that could develop in such a closely regulated, hierarchically structured and religiously shaped market space.