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Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform (Stanford Studies in Jewish History & Culture)

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The Mediterranean port of Livorno was home to one of the most prominent and privileged Jewish enclaves of early modern Europe. Focusing on Livornese Jewry, this book offers an alternative perspective on Jewish acculturation during the eighteenth century, and reassesses common assumptions about the interactions of Jews with outside culture and the impact of state reforms on the corporate Jewish community. Working from a vast array of previously untapped archival and literary sources, Francesca Bregoli combines cultural analysis with a study of institutional developments to investigate Jewish responses to Enlightenment thought and politics, as well as non-Jewish perceptions of Jews, through an exploration of Jewish-Christian cultural exchange, sites of sociability, and reformist policies. Mediterranean Enlightenment shows that Livornese Jewish scholars engaged with Enlightenment ideals and aspired to contribute to society at large without weakening the boundaries of traditional Jewish life. By arguing that the privileged status of Livorno Jewry had conservative rather than liberalizing effects, it also challenges the notion that economic utility facilitates Jewish integration, nuancing received wisdom about processes of emancipation in Europe.

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This study of Jewish responses to Enlightenment ideals and political reforms, focused on the prominent Mediterranean community of Livorno, illuminates dynamics of integration and separation that complicate narratives about the transformations of European Jews toward the end of the early modern period.

About the Author

Francesca Bregoli is Assistant Professor of History at Queens College, City University of New York, where she also holds the Joseph and Oro Halegua Chair in Greek and Sephardic Jewish Studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804786508
Author:
Bregoli, Francesca
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Religion Western-Jewish History
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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This study of Jewish responses to Enlightenment ideals and political reforms, focused on the prominent Mediterranean community of Livorno, illuminates dynamics of integration and separation that complicate narratives about the transformations of European Jews toward the end of the early modern period.
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