Autonomy
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Jewish autonomy denotes the self-government of Jewish communities existing in non-Jewish contexts in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and early modern period. Autonomy implies the authorities' recognition of the special religious, legal, organizational, social, and cultural status of the Jews. During the Middle Ages and early modern period, it was granted to Jewish communities by territorial rulers and protectorates in o…

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Israel Bartal, Jerusalem, “Autonomy”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0064>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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