Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

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The Jewish community of Bulgaria is one of the oldest on the European continent. Its continuous history reflects larger historical developments in the region and the rise and ebb of the political forces that have dominated Bulgaria from antiquity to the present day. A constant theme is the relative tolerance enjoyed by Jews in Bulgaria, from the arrival of the Bulgars in the seventh and …

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D Gershon Lewental, “Bulgaria”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0004680>
First published online: 2010

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