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Until the publication of this remarkably comprehensive history of the Sephardi diaspora, only limited attention had been given to the distinctive Judeo-Spanish cultural entity that flourished in the Balkans and Asia Minor for more than four centuries. Yet the great majority of Sephardi Jews, after their expulsion from Spain in 1492 and subsequently from Portugal, found their way to this region, drawn by the political stability and relatively tolerant rule of the Ottoman Empire, as well as by promising socioeconomic conditions. Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue show how Sephardi society and culture developed in the Levant, sharing language, religion, customs, and communal life as they did nowhere else, both during prosperous times and during the declining fortunes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The impact of westernization, the end of Ottoman power, and the rise of fragmenting nation-states transformed this vital community in the modern era. And, like many other Jewish communities, the unique Judeo-Spanish culture was dispersed and destroyed by the Holocaust and the migrations of the twentieth century. Sephardi Jewry presents its vivid history in a readable, well-documented narrative.

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Until the publication of this remarkably comprehensive history of the Sephardi diaspora, only limited attention had been given to the distinctive Judeo-Spanish cultural entity that flourished in the Balkans and Asia Minor for more than four centuries. Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue show how Sephardi society and culture developed in the Levant, sharing language, religion, customs, and communal life, during prosperous times and during the declining fortunes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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Praise for the French edition:

"The most complete and thorough historical synthesis ever written in a European language on the Jewish communities of the Balkans and Turkey."—Michel Abitbol, L'arche

"A rich and too-little-known history that successfully avoids twin snares: the myth of the irreparable decadence of oriental Judaism and the myth of the lost golden age of Spain."—Alain Dieckhoff, Les Nouveaux Cahiers

"The authors illuminate the variety of responses--between the poles of westernizing and holding onto tradition--offered by these Jewish societies of the Levantine Sephardi cultural area to the processes of modernization, as well as their startling receptivity to the new ideologies of zionism and socialism that marked the end of the nineteenth century." —Annales

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This book is the history of the Sephardi Jews originating from the Iberian peninsula from the period of expulsion until the middle of the 20th century.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-297) and indexes.

About the Author

Esther Benbassa is Professor of Jewish History at the Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne, and Director of Research at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique. Her books Jews in France (1999) and Haim Nahum (1995) are available in English. Aron Rodrigue is Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies and Professor of History at Stanford University and the author of Images of Sephardi and Eastern Jewries in Transition (1993) and French Jews, Turkish Jews (1990).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520218222
Author:
Benbassa, Esther
Author:
Rodrigue, Aron
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Eastern Europe
Subject:
Middle East - Turkey
Subject:
Sephardim
Subject:
Balkan peninsula
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Balkan Peninsula Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Jews -- Balkan Peninsula -- History.
Subject:
Religion Western-Jewish History
Subject:
Judaism - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Jewish Communities in the Modern World (Paperback)
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 maps
Pages:
377
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 18 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Until the publication of this remarkably comprehensive history of the Sephardi diaspora, only limited attention had been given to the distinctive Judeo-Spanish cultural entity that flourished in the Balkans and Asia Minor for more than four centuries. Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue show how Sephardi society and culture developed in the Levant, sharing language, religion, customs, and communal life, during prosperous times and during the declining fortunes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
"Synopsis" by ,
Praise for the French edition:

"The most complete and thorough historical synthesis ever written in a European language on the Jewish communities of the Balkans and Turkey."—Michel Abitbol, L'arche

"A rich and too-little-known history that successfully avoids twin snares: the myth of the irreparable decadence of oriental Judaism and the myth of the lost golden age of Spain."—Alain Dieckhoff, Les Nouveaux Cahiers

"The authors illuminate the variety of responses--between the poles of westernizing and holding onto tradition--offered by these Jewish societies of the Levantine Sephardi cultural area to the processes of modernization, as well as their startling receptivity to the new ideologies of zionism and socialism that marked the end of the nineteenth century." —Annales

"Synopsis" by , This book is the history of the Sephardi Jews originating from the Iberian peninsula from the period of expulsion until the middle of the 20th century.
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