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Żydzi w polskiej historiografii średniowiecznego Gniezna
The Jews in Polish Historiography of Late Mediaeval Gniezno

Author(s): Michał Muraszko
Subject(s): History, Jewish Thought and Philosophy, History of Judaism
Published by: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny
Keywords: Gniezno; Jews; historiography; Middle Ages

Summary/Abstract: The author looks at the findings of research concerning the Jewish community in Gniezno, which appeared in Polish historiography of the town in the Middle Ages. He presents the beginnings of Jewish settlement in the Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) settlement area and presents hypotheses related to the question of the community inhabited by the group. The article also reviews problems connected with the legal status of Gniezno’s Jewish community and the Jews’ relations with Christians. The article also addresses the suggestions appearing in literature dealing with the subject aimed at determining the approximate number of Jews in Gniezno at the threshold of the early modern period.

  • Issue Year: 260/2016
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 957-962
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish