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The size of the global Jewish population was subject to drastic fluctuations between the late Middle Ages and the beginning of the modern era. It never comprised more than 1.5 million people. From the 18th century on, the numbers trended upward, parallel to the general demographic and reflecting various regional developme…

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DellaPergola, Sergio, “Demography”, 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 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0170>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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