The Birth of Citizenry in Serbia: Anti-Jewish Legislation and the Townspeople of Kragujevac, 1845-1847

The Birth of Citizenry in Serbia 2019
Center for Historical Studies and Dialogue
Place of publication
Novi Sad
Date of Publication
November 2019
Number of Pages
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The problem of civic, legal and political emancipation of Jews in 19th century European societies is one of the critical processes in modern European history. What was the status of Jews in 19th-century Principality of Serbia, and how does it compare to other countries in the broader European perspective? This brochure attempts to provide a concise answer to this question, emphasizing the singular position and role that the citizens of a town in Serbia played in the process of Jewish emancipation at one point in history.