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Jews, persecution of
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1. Terminology

1.1. Persecutions

Persecutions here means anti-Jewish violence affecting a larger community, exceeding the scale of everyday antisemitism. Persecutions were “measures undertaken by governments (Sovereign power) against Jews as a group … that were shaped by collective notions and exceeded the usual measure of theoretically required anti-Jewish regulations” [8]. While the term antisemitism refers to routine hostility toward …

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Helbig, Annekathrin, “Jews, persecution of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021681>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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