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Law, Boundaries, And City Life In Early Modern Poland-Lithuania, Magda Teter
Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History
The dynamics of relations within cities thus are shaped not only by class or religious or ethnic membership but also by the legal framework. In the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, divisions between the private and royal domains within cities disrupted not only their legal coherence but also that of Jewish communities themselves, sharpening economic competition and often also conflict. This is what the 1711 decree of the Lithuanian Tribunal against the kahal of Minsk highlights--legal distinctions sometimes exacerbated urban tensions.
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- Decree of the Lithuanian Tribunal against the Kahal of Minsk (1711)