Italian and Italian American Studies

Italian Jews from Emancipation to the Racial Laws

Authors: Bettin, C.

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The Emancipation signalled the beginning of Jewish integration in Italy, a process that continued until 1938 when the Racial Laws were put into effect. In this book, Bettin examines the debate between integration and assimilation in the early twentieth century and Jewish culture to trace the 'rebirth of Judaism' that characterized the period.

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CRISTINA M. BETTIN Senior Lecturer of Italian Languages and Literature at Ben Gurion University, Israel.

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"Italian Jews from Emancipation to the Racial Laws by Cristina M. Bettin is innovative and interesting for an English reader audience. The historical analysis is theoretically well grounded and the primary and secondary sources are relevant." - Dr. Vincenzo Pascale, Department of Italian, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

"Thanks to her deep examination of the culture and history of the Italian Jews in the first decades of the twentieth century, Cristina M. Bettin sheds a new light on the contribution of the Jews to the political and public life of Italy since its unification in 1861. Bettin's conclusions differ strongly from the previous historiography of Italian Judaism, demonstrating that the origin of these youth movements and cultural societies does not prove assimilation, but rather the integration of the Jews into the Italian nation. No complete study of Jewish youth in Italy during this period has been carried out, especially in English. Bettin's book can therefore be considered a pioneer in this field and will interest a large audience of readers." - Professor Mauro Perani, President of the Associazione Italiana per lo Studio del Giudaismo (AISG)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Bettin, Cristina M.

  • Background of the Jews in Italy

    Pages 9-45

    Bettin, Cristina M.

  • Assimilation or Integration of the Jews in Italy

    Pages 47-77

    Bettin, Cristina M.

  • Jewish Youths in Italy

    Pages 79-96

    Bettin, Cristina M.

  • Italian Youth Movements and Jewish Youth Movements

    Pages 97-137

    Bettin, Cristina M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italian Jews from Emancipation to the Racial Laws
Authors
Series Title
Italian and Italian American Studies
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Cristina M. Bettin
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11437-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230114371
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10476-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28936-3
Series ISSN
2635-2931
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 215
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