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By Jonathan Karp

ISBN-10: 0521873932

ISBN-13: 9780521873932

This research demonstrates the centrality of monetary rationales to debates on Jews' prestige in Italy, Britain, France and Germany throughout the process centuries. It delineates the typical subject matters that knowledgeable those debates - the appropriate republic and the 'ancient constitution', the clash among advantage and trade, and the concept of important and efficient hard work. It therefore presents an summary of the political-economic dimensions of Jewish emancipation literature of this era. This evaluate is seen opposed to the backdrop of broader controversies inside of ecu society over the results of trade on inherited political values and associations. by way of concentrating on financial attitudes towards Jews, the publication additionally illuminates eu highbrow methods towards monetary modernity. via elucidating those normal debates, it renders extra modern Jewish financial self-conceptions - and the big impetus that Jewish reformist hobbies put on the Jews' monetary and occupational transformation - totally explicable.

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