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The University Of Heidelberg And The Jews: Founding And Financing The Needs Of A New University

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By the end of the fourteenth century there were several different universities founded in central Europe: in Vienna, Kraków, Heidelberg, Cologne, and Erfurt to name only those which were most highly reputed. The founding of a new university was by no means an instant success; it required a great deal of management and constant nurturing in order to make the original intentions a successful reality. The chapter looks at the situation of the Jews in the later Middle Ages. The general situation of medieval minority groups was growing more and more difficult in connection with the general streamlining of societies on their way to modern statecraft. In the early Middle Ages, the whole society was built up by different minorities which together formed the larger structures of the early kingdoms. Within these complex structures the Jewish minority group, too, could live subjected to a law which was appropriate to foreigners.

Keywords: central Europe; fourteenth century; Jews; middle ages



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