Making Modern Europe

The Jewish Economic Elite

We are delighted to announce that The Jewish Economic Elite. Making Modern Europe by Cornelia Aust has been published recently as part of our German Jewish Cultures book series.

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 economic activity of a new Jewish mercantile elite.

For further information or to buy this book, please refer to Indiana University Press by clicking on the link below.