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Italian Jewish Networks from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century

Bridging Europe and the Mediterranean

Editors: Bregoli, Francesca, Ferrara degli Uberti, Carlotta, Schwarz, Guri (Eds.)

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  • Combines a long durée approach with an examination of individual and communal relations and exchanges
  • Place the Italian Jewish community at the center of a set of cross-cultural networks 
  • Offers a new key to examine transnational and transregional Jewish networks and their evolution over time
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The volume investigates the interconnections between the Italian Jewish worlds and wider European and Mediterranean circles, situating the Italian Jewish experience within a transregional and transnational context mindful of the complex set of networks, relations, and loyalties that characterized Jewish diasporic life. Preceded by a methodological introduction by the editors, the chapters address rabbinic connections and ties of communal solidarity in the early modern period, and examine the circulation of Hebrew books and the overlap of national and transnational identities after emancipation. For the twentieth century, this volume additionally explores the Italian side of the Wissenschaft des Judentums; the role of international Jewish agencies in the years of Fascist racial persecution; the interactions between Italian Jewry, JDPs and Zionist envoys after Word War II; and the impact of Zionism in transforming modern Jewish identities.


About the authors

Francesca Bregoli is Associate Professor of History and Joseph and Oro Halegua Chair in Greek and Sephardic Jewish Studies at Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA. She is the author of Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform (2014).
Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti is Lecturer in Italian History at University College London, UK. Previous publications include Making Italian Jews: Family, Gender, Religion and the Nation, 1861-1918 (Palgrave, 2017).  
Guri Schwarz is Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Genova, Italy. He is Editor in Chief of Quest: Issues in Contemporary Jewish History. Previous publications include After Mussolini: Jewish Life and Jewish Memories in Post-Fascist Italy (2012).

Reviews

“This book astutely and expertly offers a new and model approach to Jewish history … By cogently assessing local context as well as transnational similarities and differences, it provides a fuller and more persuasive understanding of Italian Jewry’s past.” (David Sorkin, Yale University, USA)

“An innovative exploration of the webs of relation and networks of Italian Jews extending through Europe and the Mediterranean over several centuries.” (Lois Dubin, Smith College, USA)

 


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bregoli, Francesca (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Rabbi Abraham Rovigo’s Home as a Center for Traveling Scholars

    Goldish, Matt

    Pages 25-38

  • La Puerta de la Franquía: Livorno and Pan-Jewish Networks of Beneficence in the Eighteenth Century

    Lehmann, Matthias B.

    Pages 39-57

  • Elia Benamozegh’s Printing Presses: Livornese Crossroads and the New Margins of Italian Jewish History

    Boulouque, Clémence

    Pages 59-79

  • Claiming Livorno: Citizenship, Commerce, and Culture in the Italian Jewish Diaspora

    Reiman, Alyssa

    Pages 81-100

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89405-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89404-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italian Jewish Networks from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century
Book Subtitle
Bridging Europe and the Mediterranean
Editors
  • Francesca Bregoli
  • Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti
  • Guri Schwarz
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89405-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89405-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89404-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 219
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