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Minority Rights
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The concept of minority rights, which emerged in the second half of the 19th century, is associated with the notion of securing a certain amount of autonomy for linguistic and cultural, ethnic, or national groups within larger polities in order to protect them from discrimination and being continually outvoted. In Jewish history this concern relates first and foremost to the Russi…

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Engel, David and Graf, Philipp, “Minority Rights”, 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_0547>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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