The Politics of Jewish Commerce

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Economic Thought and Emancipation in Europe, 1638–1848

By by Jonathan Karp

Sub Title : Economic Thought and Emancipation in Europe, 1638–1848

Written by : by Jonathan Karp

Subject Category : Economics

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This study demonstrates the centrality of economic rationales to debates on Jews' status in Italy, Britain, France and Germany during the course of two centuries. It delineates the common themes that informed these debates - the ideal republic and the 'ancient constitution', the conflict between virtue and commerce, and the notion of useful and productive labor. It thus provides an overview of the political-economic dimensions of Jewish emancipation literature of this period. This overview is viewed against the backdrop of broader controversies within European society over the effects of commerce on inherited political values and institutions. By focusing on economic attitudes toward Jews, the book also illuminates European intellectual approaches toward economic modernity. By elucidating these general debates, it renders more contemporary Jewish economic self-conceptions - and the enormous impetus that Jewish reformist movements placed on the Jews' economic and occupational transformation - fully explicable. Cambridge University Press; July 2008 ISBN 9780511410482 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: The Politics of Jewish Commerce Author: Jonathan Karp Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Economics > Commerce > By region or country Business and Commerce > Commerce > By region or country Business > Economic History History > Europe History > Jewish Religion > Judaism Professions and Applied Sciences Social Sciences Social Science > Sociology History > Military > World War I ISBNs 0511410484 9780521873932 9780511410482 In The Press Review of the hardback: 'Jonathan Karp's book is an erudite, elegant, and insightful study of the centrality of economics to political thought in western Europe from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. Skillfully blending together a vast range of primary sources in six languages, Karp argues convincingly that Judaism and the Jews served as prisms through which the spectrum of Enlightenment thought was filtered.' Derek Penslar, University of Toronto

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Economics - Commerce - By region or country Business and Commerce - Commerce - By region or country Business - Economic History History - Europe History - Jewish Religion - Judaism Professions and Applied Sciences Social Sciences Social Science - Sociology History - Military - World War I

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0511410484 - 9780521873932 - 9780511410482

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Review of the hardback: 'Jonathan Karp's book is an erudite, elegant, and insightful study of the centrality of economics to political thought in western Europe from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. Skillfully blending together a vast range of primary sources in six languages, Karp argues convincingly that Judaism and the Jews served as prisms through which the spectrum of Enlightenment thought was filtered.' Derek Penslar, University of Toronto

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Cambridge University Press