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From the Publisher“Teter makes a major contribution in illuminating the complexities of Poland's 18th century. Essential.” --Choice
"This volume not only fills a gaping hole in the historical literature on Polish Catholicism and Polish-Jewish relations, but it does so with admirable professionalism. Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland will remain the standard work on Catholic Judeophobia in early-modern Poland for years to come. . . . Should be read not only by specialists in early-modern religious history, but by anyone interested in the history of antisemitism, Jewish- Catholic relations, or Polish history more generally. --Journal of the American Academy of Religion
"Teter is correct in distinguishing the power of the Polish Church from that in many other European countires, especially given the power of the Polish nobility, which by the eighteenth century was basically a republic of the Magnates. Some nobles attracted to Protestantism returned to the Church to keep their political power. The Polish triangle of pwer, a system of checks and balances, included the Church, the nobles, and the monarch. She also correctly stresses the ebb and flow of the privileges of Jews depending on the vicissitudes of the Polish state at the time. She makes the good point that the Church would co-operate with other powers in so far as the outcome would be good for the Church itself." - Helena J. Czosnyka, St. Louis School of Pharmacy
"Teter has touched on a very important problem and posed a challenging thesis. She provides a myriad of examples to illustrate her conclusions...This book should find its way to libraries and seminars dealing with religious issues of Commonwealth, as well as of Europe."
Jakub Basista, American Historical Review