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Introduction to Jews in the Early Modern Period


  1. Overview
    1. Overview- Introduction to Jews in the Early Modern Period
  2. Primary sources
    1. The expulsion decree- published in Edward Peters, “Jewish History and Gentile Memory,” Jewish History 9 (1995), pp. 23-28.
    2. Judah Abravanel Poem to His Son (1503), translated by Raymond Scheindlin published in “Judah Abravanel and His Sons” in Judaism 41 (Spring 1992).
    3. Charter of Boleslaw the Pious to the Jews of Poland (1264) in Robert Chazan Church, State and the Jew in the Middle Ages.
  3. Secondary sources
    1. Baron, Salo. “Ghetto and Emancipation,” Menorah Journal 14 (1928)- 515-526.
    2. Ravid, Benjamin. “From Geographical Realia to Historical Symbol- The Odyssey of the Word “Ghetto”.” In Essential Papers on Jewish Culture in Renaissance and Baroque Italy, edited by David B. Ruderman. New York- New York University Press, 1992.
  4. Videos
    1. Chris Friedrichs, “Moving through Urban Space in Early Modern Europe.”
    2. R. Po-Chia Hsia, “Jewish History and World History in the Early Modern Age.”

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