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The High Point (I): The ‘Court Jews’ (1650–1713)

JONATHAN I. ISRAEL

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550–1750

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198219286
eISBN:
9780191678332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219286.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

The peak of the Jewish influence across early modern Europe was made evident through the proliferation of the ‘Court Jews’. Contrary to how the European Jewish bankers proceeded in a later period, ... More


Juridical Equality

David Sorkin

in Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691164946
eISBN:
9780691189673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164946.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter details how the Jews of the Holy Roman Empire constituted the central European region of emancipation. Some historians would contend that the Holy Roman Empire's “archaic, traditionalist ... More


Jewish Law from the Shulḥan Arukh to the Enlightenment

Edward Fram

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Because of the invasions brought about by the Swedish, and the Cossack revolts that occurred during the period between 1648 and 1658, the Golden Age of the Polish Jewry in 1600 was brought to a halt. ... More


The High Point (I): The ‘Court Jews’ (1650–1713)

Jonathan Israel

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774426
eISBN:
9781800340282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the age of the ‘Court Jew’ (1650–1713), which marked the zenith of Jewish influence in early modern Europe. The remarkable role of the Jews in European affairs at that time ... More


The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew

Yair Mintzker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172323
eISBN:
9781400887804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172323.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Joseph Süss Oppenheimer—“Jew Süss”—is one of the most iconic figures in the history of anti-Semitism. In 1733, Oppenheimer became the “court Jew” of Carl Alexander, the duke of the small German state ... More


Jakub Becal: King Jan III Sobieski’s Jewish Factor

Adam Kaźmierczyk

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774716
eISBN:
9781800340725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter turns to King Jan III Sobieski’s factor Jakub Bezalel — known from the sources mainly as Becal (Becall). Becal was one of these elevated court Jews. He was exceptional in that he was one ... More


Politics, Patronage, and Paper: Books and Broadsides as Political Objects

Joshua Teplitsky

in Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300234909
eISBN:
9780300241136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300234909.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines how David Oppenheim used his courtly connections for his own political struggles and interventions on behalf of others. He continued to purchase books himself, but many Jews ... More


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