Presenter Information

Adam Teller, Brown University

Description

The following texts present an image of economic opportunities, and gender roles in Jewish society in eastern Europe. The first text is an 18th-century supplication by a Jew, Bunim Szlomowicz, against his wife; the second is a 1751 decree by the Council of Lithuania regulating women's roles in trade.

Start Date

22-8-2006 5:00 PM

Location

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

 
Aug 22nd, 5:00 PM

Unequal Opportunities The Economic Possibilities Open to Jewish Women in 18th Century Poland-Lithuania

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

The following texts present an image of economic opportunities, and gender roles in Jewish society in eastern Europe. The first text is an 18th-century supplication by a Jew, Bunim Szlomowicz, against his wife; the second is a 1751 decree by the Council of Lithuania regulating women's roles in trade.