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Leases of property and the exercise of monopoly rights for payment count among the most important activities of Jews in Eastern and Southeastern Europe in the early modern era. The rise of lease arrangements was tightly connected to the development of the region into the “breadbasket” of Europe at that time. The leases afforded Jews extensive economic security. Because of their disproportionate presence and…

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Kalik, Judith, “Leaseholding”, 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 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0610>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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