How to Safeguard a Town Constitution in Early Modern Poland [chapter]

Y. Kleinmann
2016 Religion in the Mirror of Law  
Legal history is one of the most active fields in research on towns as well as on the Jewish population in early modern Poland. 1 However, urban history and Jewish history are only rarely integrated into a single picture. 2 This is at least partly grounded in separate research communities and traditions of publication. For example, one of the foci in Jewish history is on editions and interpretations of socalled Jewish privileges. But what exactly is a Jewish privilege? And were there other
more » ... leges that give insight into the legal status of the Jewish population and its broader social entanglements? Thirty years ago, Jakub Goldberg pub-* This text is a reworked and extended version of my article »Meshilut vehetrogenyut datit: Rzeszow ke-mikre mivh . an be-shugiyat maamdam ha-mishpati shel notsrim ve-yehudim,« in Historiah mitnageshet ve-kium meshutaf: perspektivut chadashot shel ha-mifgash ha-yehudi-polani, ed.
doi:10.5771/9783465141815-283 fatcat:ajwuj6oeovconixrbglh6ashom