Town, Country, Court
Tour about Jewish Life in Rural Areas for Grade School Students
In this guided tour for students aged 12 to 18, we take the Jewish minority as an example in order to consider the relationships between power structures and social status in the Early Modern period.
From the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, the majority of Jews lived in rural areas, as they were usually denied the right to reside in towns and cities. This gave rise to small rural communities that served as way stations for Jewish travelers. These Jews often moved between town and country as merchants, peddlers, livestock traders, and purveyors to the court. As with the poorer segments of the Christian population, their daily lives were largely dominated by family concerns and religion.
Only in the late eighteenth century did Jews' living conditions improve, kindling new hope for equal treatment.
30 euros (including admission fee; one chaperon free of charge)
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12 to 18