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Middle Class (Bürgertum)
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The German term Bürgertum (approx.: middle class) has been central to characterize the modern Jewish experience in Central and Western Europe, especially in German speaking countries. As a category of social, economic, legal, and cultural history, it describes a predominantly urban, highly fractional social strata with a common system of values and specific …

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Lässig, Simone, “Middle Class (Bürgertum)”, 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 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0131>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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