The Jewish Economic Elite

Making Modern Europe

by Cornelia Aust

Published by: Indiana University Press

248 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 13 b&w illus., 3 maps

  • Paperback
  • 9780253032164
  • Published: February 2018


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253032157
  • Published: February 2018


  • eBook
  • 9780253035448
  • Published: February 2018


In this rich transnational history, Cornelia Aust traces Jewish Ashkenazi families as they moved across Europe and established new commercial and entrepreneurial networks as they went. Aust balances economic history with elaborate discussions of Jewish marriage patterns, women's economic activity, and intimate family life. Following their travels from Amsterdam to Warsaw, Aust opens a multifaceted window into the lives, relationships, and changing conditions of Jewish economic activity of a new Jewish mercantile elite.